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Repairs Start At Pettisville School

Work to repair problems at the new Pettisville School is underway or is scheduled for completion, said Steve Switzer, school district superintendent.

Work started Monday to replace the lights in the new gymnasium. There have been complaints that the original fixtures did not provide enough light for sporting events.

Switzer said the original fixtures will be replaced by fixtures holding eight T-5 type fluorescent tubes.

Four fixtures, which include security lights, have not been delivered.

The curtain that divides the gym was to be used during the replacement. Physical education was to take place in half of the gym, while workers changed the lights on the other side.

There were also complaints of sound traveling between classrooms.

Switzer said the contractor installed a second level of ceiling tile in four classrooms as a test, which proved successful.

The second level of tiles will be installed in remaining classrooms over Christmas break, Switzer said. Walking Through?

Contrary to rumor, Pettisville students are not walking through the under-construction atrium between the new school building and the 1994 gym-library-study hall addition.

Switzer said students access the library by walking along the bus loop in front of the new building, away from the atrium addition.

Students in junior high school physical education go to the 1994 gym by walking along the west end of the school buildings, away from atrium construction.

The study hall above the library is not in use, but could be accessed through a rear stairway, Switzer said. Finish

When the new Pettisville School was built, the 1994 addition, plus a portion of the elementary school building, were retained.

The process of closing off openings left by the demolition, known as the “button up” project, is expected to be completed by the end of December.

The atrium project, which will provide an entrance for after-hours school events, will be completed by the end of January.

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