Archive for Thursday, June 9, 2005

Insurer decides LHS gym floor will be repaired

Replacement not warranted, school told

June 9, 2005

— The verdict is in about the future of the damaged wood floor in the Lansing High School gymnasium.

"They're going to repair, not replace, the floor," said Gary Mattingly, LHS activities director.

The floor was damaged in December when a water main pipe on the second floor burst and flooded part of the school. As a result of the flooding - which resulted in more than an inch of standing water in the gym - three classrooms had to be retiled and the gym was put out of commission for interscholastic sporting events.

High school basketball games were moved to Lansing Intermediate School for the remainder of the winter, but since then activities have resumed in the high school gym. Physical education classes, wrestling meets and track practices took place in the gym. So did the first day of the boys' basketball camp on Monday.

Basketball camp was moved to Lansing Middle School for the remainder of the week so maintenance in the gym could begin.

Mattingly said lines would be repainted on the floor and sections of the floor that were damaged could be replaced.

Mattingly said he didn't know how much the repairs would cost, but he said the school's insurer would pay for it.

"The insurance company is holding all of that right now, and they're not sharing that information with us," he said.

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