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Reconstruction work on schedule at Cos Cob School

November 29, 2018

GREENWICH — Reconstruction is work still on schedule at Cos Cob School, and classrooms should be ready for students to return after the holiday recess, Greenwich Public School administrators said Wednesday.

Last month, Cos Cob School was damaged 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, drywall, carpet and vinyl flooring, as well as walls, which had to be opened up to prevent mold from growing.

As of Wednesday, sheet rock had been installed and painting was about 85 percent complete on the second floor. Cabinets have been delivered and installed in three or four classrooms, and flooring in the art room — where the flooding originated — has been installed.

Work on the tiles on the first floor ceiling and the rotunda began this week, school officials said.

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 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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