Flooding has caused significant damage at Southside High School, the school district’s communication director said.
Crawford Construction was in the process of replacing the roof and left it uncovered overnight Thursday night, and rain damaged more than 20 spaces including the library and several classrooms, said Zena Featherston Marshal, director of communication and community partnerships.
Water damage restoration service company Servpro is handling the mitigation, she said.
Most of the damage is in the north side of the building. The goal is to fix all of the damage by the time school starts Aug. 15, but there may be two to three classrooms that cannot be repaired by that time, Featherston Marshal said. All of the carpet in the library has been pulled up and some of the books have been disposed of.
The school district does not yet have an estimate of the cost to repair the damages, she said. Insurance is expected to cover most of the costs.
The school board approved the $1,376,900 bid for roof repairs and other improvements in January.
Crawford Construction did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.
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