A renovation to the roof of the school began last summer after a bond was passed by the BOE in 2012, providing funding to redo the roofs of all public schools in the Westfield district.
According to Renwick, the roof renovation began last June and is expected to be nearly finished mid-October.
Said Renwick: “Our goal was to have the roof done before school started. However, due to a hot and rainy July, that was not possible.”
Added BOE President Mr. Richard Mattessich: “The remaining ‘punch list’ of items will be completed by Nov. 30. This assumes the weather cooperates, but we have a high confidence in the remaining timeline.”
According to Mattessich, the renovation was overdue. Said Mattessich: “The old roof was very old and consisted of several layers. Leaks…were not uncommon and a significant amount of money and time was spent chasing [them] and making patchwork repairs.”
Mattessich added, “We look forward to a properly functioning roof, free of leaks and issues, for many years to come.”