December 12, 2013 in Washington Voices

Burst pipe damages classrooms at Adams

CV school board members sworn in
By The Spokesman-Review
 
Next meeting

The board canceled its Dec. 23 meeting because of a potential lack of a quorum. The next Central Valley School board meeting will be Jan. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the district office, 19307 E. Cataldo Ave.

At Monday’s meeting of the Central Valley School Board, Superintendent Ben Small updated the board on damage at Adams Elementary School, where five classrooms flooded after a frozen pipe burst over the weekend.

The pipe was part of a sprinkler system in the building’s attic space. Administrators made the decision to cancel school Monday morning. Classes resumed on Wednesday.

“In some classrooms, the damage was very extensive,” he told the board. Small expects some carpets will have to be replaced, as well as some Sheetrock. Some books and computers were also damaged.

Commercial restoration services and the staff were enlisted to help with the damage.

“The staff has worked hard all day,” Small said.

Small also swore in two returning board members, both ran for re-election unopposed in November’s general election.

Amy Mason and Tom Dingus took the oath of office before the board held elections for its president, vice president and legislative representative.

Mason was unanimously elected president after a nomination from board member Debra Long. Mason was vice president last year.

Dingus, last year’s president, nominated MJ Bolt for vice president. Bolt was elected unanimously.

For legislative representative position, Keith Clark nominated Long, who is the immediate past president of the Washington State School Directors Association. She was elected unanimously.


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