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Spring Valley School Board updated on plans for repairs

Classes at Spring Valley (Wis.) Middle-High School were canceled on Friday, Sept. 21, due to the significant damage done to the exterior of the building during the severe storm weather of Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Pierce County. Katie Davidson / RiverTown Multimedia

The Spring Valley School Board received an update on wind damage repairs to Spring Valley Middle-High School at its Oct. 1 regular meeting. Superintendent Don Haack assured the board the school had been made weather-tight. The school was damaged by a storm Sept. 20, and the school for the day Sept. 21 while damage was assessed.

The board commended school staff present on keeping those who were at the school calm and safe when the storm hit.

Haack said the flat roof seems to have received most of the damage. The insulation under the roof was moved around "significantly" in some areas.

He said insurance is evaluating everything.

Workers were able to make the damaged areas of the school weathertight, Haack reported. Now, the damage is being evaluated and it is being determined when workers will be able to come in and do repairs.

Haack said that because everything is now weathertight, and it is not an "emergency," it may take work crews longer to be able to get to the project.

Areas that need repairs include the roof, radio tower, the baseball dugout, a sign, and more.

Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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