Steenrod Elementary improving building to prevent flooding

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Improvements to the Steenrod Elementary School will be taking place before the month is up thanks to an emergency decision made at Monday night’s Board of Education meeting.

Over the last year, the building has seen its fair share of flooding especially from last year in July to February of this year.

Now, they are planning on making some changes so the actual building doesn’t get damaged every time. The media center, main office, main entrance, and gym floor were all places that would typically get flooded. They plan on eliminating a couple doors and raising some of the floor levels to make sure water does not get in them. The total cost of the project is $46 thousand dollars and it will be handled by Catrell companies.

Assistant superintendent for Ohio County Schools Rick Jones says, “we wanted to get as much of the work as we could done before school and it continues to rain hard, we decided to put this under the emergency category to just speed up the process a little more.”

Construction of the project is expected to begin in a week. They hope to be finished by couple weeks into the new school year which starts in about a month.

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