Schools work on Town Meeting article for Hastings roof


Schools work on Town Meeting article for Hastings roof
Hastings’ roof has failed, according to district leaders. (Photo/Tami White)

WESTBOROUGH – The school district is working on a draft Town Meeting warrant article to address the leaky roof at Hastings Elementary School.

During the School Committee meeting on Jan. 31, Superintendent Amber Bock said that officials from the state’s Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance inspected the roof on Jan. 26, as part of an override authorization request.

“We will have a quote before the next meeting” on Wednesday, Feb. 14, Bock said.

That quote will be used to request funds from Town Meeting.

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On Jan. 9, following a heavy rain, part of the roof began to leak. Bock reported that “six-seven tiles” had landed on the floor, and “water was pouring through.” Due to the damage, classes at Hastings were canceled for the day.

The roof “has basically failed,” she said.

The roof has been repaired; no further leaks have been reported. In addition to the override request, the district has filed insurance claims.

In a related move, the committee voted to extend Hastings’ school year by one day to make up for the lost day.

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