Greece school ceiling damaged; entire floor unusable
Greece, N.Y. (WHAM) - The Greece Central School District is working to fix a problem with ceiling repairs at one of its schools that rendered an entire floor unusable.
Brian Lumb, principal at the Greece Arcadia Middle School, sent a letter to families Friday afternoon detailing the problem.
Back in March, the school's roof was damaged during the windstorm and is currently being replaced. During that process, employees at the school discovered an issue with the fireproofing material installed on the underside of the roof deck above the second floor interior suspended ceiling. Some parts of the fireproofing material are becoming dislodged. The material was installed in 1993.
An outside engineering firm was hired to investigate and determined there were "several areas of significant damage," as well as other areas of concern. The district learned about these issues on Tuesday. Based on the information, all of the fireproofing material might have to be removed from the ceiling.
The school plans to share its plan with sixth grade families during sixth grade orientation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, in the Arcadia High School Auditorium. Two additional information sessions for parents of seventh and eighth-graders will be held on Thursday, August 31 – one at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
The district is still aiming to open at the school on September 6 as previously scheduled.