Lake assesses water damage PDF Print E-mail
Written by DEBBIE ROGERS Sentinel Staff Writer   
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:05
MILLBURY - The Lake School District rebuilt after a tornado flattened the high school, so what's a little flood in the middle school?
Lake administrators handled another disaster last week when a water-fire suppression line broke Tuesday night in the middle school.
Superintendent Jim Witt said water flooded 10 classrooms, damaged ceilings and a little drywall, and soaked floors. Administrators are also closely watching one corner of the gym that got water, to see if the floor buckles.
"It's one of those things," Witt said.
There would have been even more damage if an alarm hadn't been signaled with the Lake Township Fire Department when the water pressure dropped.
The break happened in the middle of a snow storm and record-breaking cold temperatures that closed Lake and other area schools all last week.
Witt said they were fortunate that a disaster cleanup company could respond immediately on Tuesday night and had all of the water gone by Wednesday morning.
The district's insurance company has been contacted, Witt said.
A June 2010 tornado destroyed the high school, which was rebuilt and opened in August 2012.
In other business, the board heard from former member Margene Akenberger who asked if anything was being done to "counter the craziness" of Common Core state standards. Ohio joined 44 other states this academic year when it adopted the standards that change how K-12 students learn math and English.
Krugh said the board briefly addressed Common Core during its workshop last month, but more research needs to be done. He said he's interested in finding out how it was started and who initiated the change.
"I know I have concerns," Krugh said.
Also at the meeting, the board:
• Accepted the retirement resignation of middle school language arts teacher Donna Mominee, effective April 1.
• Organized for the new year, re-electing Krugh as president. Brad Delventhal was elected vice president. The monthly meetings will continue on the third Wednesday of the month, but will start earlier at 6:30 p.m.

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