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Reconstruction work begins at Cos Cob School

November 15, 2018

GREENWICH — Reconstruction work began at Cos Cob School this past Monday, and the project remains on schedule for students to return to classrooms after the December holiday break, school district officials announced Wednesday night.

Administrators asked the contractor, Wernert Construction, to prioritize its work on the classrooms on the first and second floor of the school.

The Media Center and second-floor art room will take longer to repair because the damage is more extensive, Interim Superintendent Ralph Mayo said at a Board of Education business meeting Wednesday.

Until kids return to class, community members can expect updates from the district on the school repairs on or about every Wednesday.

Cos Cob School was damaged last month by a water leak caused by a broken faucet in the second floor art room. Water damage was found on the first and second floor of the school in the cabinetry, ceiling tiles and drywall, carpet and vinyl flooring, as well as walls, which had to be opened up to prevent mold from growing.

Cos Cob School was closed for a week after the leak. Since then, first- and second-graders have been using classrooms at Old Greenwich School and the kindergartners are at Parkway School. Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 are using classrooms on the third floor of Cos Cob School.

The cost for the cleanup and repairs at Cos Cob School as well as the relocation of the students is estimated at $1.9 million.

jo.kroeker@hearstmediact.com

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