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Emergency Ceiling Repairs at Euclid School Begins

School officials say work to replace the ceilings in six second-floor classrooms is needed due to structural problems.

Emergency repair work to replace the ceilings in six second floor Euclid School classrooms is slated to begin this week, according to schools officials.

The need for the repairs began with a ceiling collapse in room 210 which occured on the last day of school, explained Dina Messery, business administrator.

A structural engineer later determined the ceilings in six classrooms were in need of replacement due to structural problems. It is believed the ceilings were not put in correctly when they were installed back in the 1980s, said Messery.

In addition to room 210, the ceilings in rooms 203, 205, 207, 209 and 212 will be replaced, she said.

The emergency repairs total $38,525.

Due to the urgency of the repairs the board approved four emergency contracts during the Thursday night public meeting without advertising for bids for the ceiling replacement.

The board approved the amount of $29,425 to GL Group for the construction work, $4,000 for electric work with J&J Electrical Construction and Design, $600 to Karl & Associates Incl, environmental and occupational health consultants and $4,000 to Thomas R. Parisi for consulting engineering services.

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