TOLEDO - Despite monthly cleaning and annual patching, the roofs of Toledo Middle and Toledo High Schools require restoration or replacement. A recent inspection of the high school roof found 20 areas of water intrusion. Where leaks could be identified, they were patched. This kind of patching has been done for years with each patch having a life expectancy of 12-18 months. Staff report clearing drains and keeping debris off the roof on a monthly basis, but there seems to be no keeping up with time. Like all roofs, there is a time to replace. For both schools, that time was a few years ago.
"When the bond failed in 2014, we asked our community for additional money on the M and O levy in order to fix the water supply system at the high school and to address the roof issues at the middle school. The water project is nearly complete now and when those bills are paid, we'll see if there are sufficient funds to do the TMS roof. If so, we'll remove that project from the bond measure," said superintendent Chris Rust.
Rust also noted that there has been significant water intrusion to the high school due to a failing roof and windows. "There are a number of areas in the school where water comes in. Roof leaks cause the most trouble because they damage ceilings and walls as well as carpets. Window leaks only affect carpets."
The district is requesting a $12.9 million bond on the November 7 ballot. If approved, taxpayers would see an estimated increase of $1.94/ $1000 of assessed value over the course of up to 21 years. For more information about the projects on the bond or the bond itself, contact superintendent Chris Rust at 864-6325