A leak in the high school band room has left a large section of warped flooring tile severely cracked and uneven.
The tile, which had already become weakened and warped from years of wear and tear, has begun to chip and crumble, posing a serious trip hazard.
“Although the district had made arrangements to abate (remove) and repair the non-friable* tile over the winter break to avoid disrupting class time, the new damage to the area leaves us with no choice but to close the room immediately,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Carol Napolitano said. “The safety of our students and staff is our biggest concern. We do not want anyone falling, tripping or getting hurt.”
For the time being, band practice will be moved to the auditorium, a nearby classroom or in Mr. McConnell’s classroom. Instruments will be stored in an alternate location, to be determined.
We realize that when safety threats occur, parents naturally become very concerned. Please be assured that we have taken and will continue to take whatever actions are necessary to ensure a healthy learning environment for all of our students and staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the superintendent’s office at (845) 292-6990.
*The tile is solid, rigid and cannot be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to powder by hand pressure.