Several issues were noted during the annual Clark County Combined Health District inspections at Northeastern Local Schools, but none was bigger than a leaking roof that prompted an additional addendum.
The health district inspects schools twice a year and lists issues it sees that it would like to see the school fix. The Springfield News-Sun has requested the inspections, and as a service to the community is publishing them so residents know the conditions of their schools.
At Northridge School in the Northeastern district, constant roof leaks prompted the health district to attach an addendum to the school’s inspection.
“The health district is rightfully concerned about the negative effects on the school structure caused by chronic roof leaks and the possible negative effects on staff and student health caused by chronic damp conditions, offensive odors and mold growth,” the report says.
“The school appears to have a viable plan to provide a roof repair. Efforts to control water and humidity levels until a repair can be arranged appear adequate. The conditions in the affected areas appear inconvenient and unattractive but do not appear to pose a health threat to the occupants of the classrooms.”
The school district is working to fix the problems, Northeastern Superintendent John Kronour said.
“We have made patches to the Northridge roof,” Kronour said. “We will be doing some tear-off and replacement at that location this summer when an infrared scan is completed.”
At Kenton Ridge High School, the inspector said flammable objects were stored outside a flammable materials cabinet.
“It is strongly recommended that this repeat violation be addressed immediately to avoid the risk of fire, personal injury, liability associated with improperly-stored flammable materials,” the report says.
The issue is being fixed, Kronour said.
Inspection reports for Northeastern High School showed that there were worn carpeting, worn paint and a sagging ceiling tile.
“Overall, as a district, we never want to have issues show up on inspection reports,” Kronour said. “We do our best to take care of the issues as soon as we are made aware of what the issues are.”
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