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Cos Cob School rehab on schedule

December 7, 2018

GREENWICH — Cos Cob School fifth graders have found practical applications for math lessons on perimeter and area: figuring out how much carpeting should be installed in first- and second-floor rooms affected by the school’s recent flood, Principal Gene Schmidt said.

The Cos Cob School re-construction project remains on schedule. Classroom rehabilitation should be completed over the winter break, despite the discovery of additional water damage in a music room wall, requiring its removal, administrators announced Thursday.

Administrators discovered a leak originating from a sink in the second floor art room in the beginning of October. The school was closed for a week, after which kindergartners relocated to Parkway School, and first- and second-graders relocated to Old Greenwich School. Third-graders joined fourth- and fifth-graders on Cos Cob School’s unaffected third floor.

The town scrambled to appropriate nearly $2 million to clean up the building, relocate kids and reconstruct affected areas.

Wernert Construction is currently installing carpets, tiles and shelves. In the learning commons, carpeting and shelving are completed, and the storage and work rooms off the learning commons have been tiled. The science lab has been tiled. All rooms on the second floor, and some on the first floor, have been painted. The literacy room and one second floor classroom are finished.

Cabinets are being installed on the first floor as they arrive. Workers have also begun installing ceiling tiles and a classroom bathroom has been completely reconstructed.

Regular air quality testing continues to be within acceptable standards, according to school officials.

jo.kroeker@hearstmediact.com

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