Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Water Issue Update and Communication

Dear Folwell Families,

I am writing to provide an update on previous emails I sent you regarding water issues at Folwell Elementary.

We have been working with the District’s Health and Safety and Operations Departments to remediate and solve the water issue at Folwell.

Repairs and updates within the building are nearing completion.  Everything is looking great – clean, safe and healthy to maximize student learning opportunities!

The IEA (Institute for Environmental Assessment) continues to monitor the air quality in our building to ensure that our learning spaces are safe.

There will also be some additional projects and enhancements outside of our building. Phase two is set to begin the week of August 21.  Trees, shrubbery and electrical boxes will be removed along the north end of the building, on 6th Street and 15th Avenue. There will be digging on the northwest corner of the building to improve and replace drain tile.  Pipes will be installed to improve water flow.  The lawn and landscaping will be graded to improve drainage and direct it away from the building. An application will be applied to the outside of the building to prevent seepage. 

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

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Wendy J. Moritz

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