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Lakeland to replace part of high school roof


LakelandHigh Schoolwill be getting parts of its roof replaced following board action Monday evening.

The older parts of the roof, totaling approximately 95,000 sq. ft., or about half of the total roofing area at the school, will have the stone removed and additional insulation and a new membrane roofing material installed. The existing insulation, which is tapered to create a slope on portions of the roof, will remain in place. It was noted that, following the work, the high school will not have any gravel on the roof.

The areas being worked on were last updated in 1989 and 1991, when the tapered insulation was installed.

The new work is expected to have at least a 20-year life span, the board was told.

The cost of the project, estimated at $900,000, will be paid through interest-free bonds.

The board approved the proposed design and gave the go-ahead to advertise for bids.

The board also approved work inside the main competition gymnasium, with new lights to be installed over the playing area.

The board approved the quote from Byler Electric of $12,333 to install eight-lamp fixtures that will triple the amount of light over the gym floor. The new fixtures are not only brighter, but are more energy efficient and are “instant on.”

In other business:

The board approved updates to the school’s policy, with the majority of the changes made to bring the policy in line with new state laws. The school also updated its policy on social media usage.

The board approved donating two old ledgers that date back to the early 1900s, and two large paper seals, one of which came from the old LaGrange High School. The items will be donated to the LaGrange County Historical Society.