As a safety precaution, schools in the
Maintenance crews were shoveling the roof of
All school roofs were well within the safe snowload limits on Monday, but school officials are continuing to monitor the weight and have employed a local structural engineering company to doublecheck the snowloads.
The District’s Maintenance and Grounds snow removal team of 8 to 10 people have logged more than 900 hours since mid-December. Many employees worked shifts of 10 to 14 hours with only one or two days off in the last three weeks. The unusual snow load also taxed the District’s snow removal equipment, causing down time for repairs.
The District does not have the manpower to keep up with parking lots and also shovel roofs of its 16 school buildings, which total more than 1,250,000 square feet.
The District administration will consider the engineer’s report, the weather forecast, condition of streets and sidewalks on Wednesday afternoon before making a decision on whether to resume school on Thursday.
Meanwhile, School PLUS will be open on Wednesday at two sites, Bryan and Ramsey, but only to students who are enrolled in that program/Janet Feiler, Coeur d'Alene School District news release.