Storm Damage Repairs Increase To $2.35 Million

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Monday, July 23, 2012

The Wichita School District has found significant hail damage to 11 schools that will result in $2.35 million in repairs.

Tonight, the Board authorized the additional $2 million to complete the damage repairs from the May 30th storm.

"We didn't know at that time how much it was going to be but we knew there was a lot of hail. As you see, there 's just a lot of roofs being replaced throughout the city," said Julie Hedrick, division director of facilities for Wichita Schools.

Previously, the Board approved an amount not to exceed $350,000 for the cleanup and repairs resulting from the storm damage.

At that time, it was stated that district crews were still in the process of checking for damage at various locations. A final cost was not known at that time.

Since then, 68 buildings were inspected and significant damage was found at the following 11 schools:

-East High School
-Peterson Elementary
-Minneha Elementary
-Jardine Middle School
-Kensler Elementary
-OK Elementary
-Mayberry Middle School
-Riverside Elementary
-Pleasant Valley Elementary
-Woodland Elementary
-Clark Elementary
-Christa McAuliffe Academy (received water damage)

The district self-insured retention is $250,000, and amounts over this will be reimbursed by the district's property insurance.

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