By Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent
Folks at a Clovis junior high school are getting ready for a bona fide roof raising, courtesy of the state’s Public School Capitol Outlay Council.
“I am pleased to announce that Yucca Junior High in Clovis has been selected to receive a new million-dollar roof,” said Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa.
Three layers of roofing have failed to plug leaks in the junior high’s roof over the years, leaving concerns about trapped moisture and weight issues.
A consultant’s report supporting funding for the new roof persuaded the council to finance the project. An estimated $1.02 million for severance tax bonds will fund the removal of the school’s existing roofs and decking and the installation of a new roof.
This project is just the most recent in a long list of Clovis School District construction and renovation projects funded by the state. Since 2002, another $5.7 million in projects has been approved.
Among the projects funded were district-wide improvements at Bella Vista Elementary; the installation of a new fire alarm systems at Clovis High School and projects at La Casita Elementary, Mesa Elementary, Gattis Junior High School and Lincoln Jackson Elementary.
Reporter’s notebook was compiled by CNJ correspondent Emilie Hornak. Suggested items may be mailed to editor David Stevens at P.O. Box 1689, Clovis 88102. The e-mail address is david_stevens@link.