School resumes Tuesday at Lakeside Elementary

Print Article

School resumes today (Tuesday) for Lakeside Elementary students.

Students did not have school on Monday following water damage resulting from a broken pipe to a sink in a kindergarten classroom. The pipe was discovered on Sunday by a custodian.

On Monday, Lakeside Principal John Thies said five classrooms and a hallway were impacted by water damage. The water was shut off to that area of the building, but is still accessible in the rest of the school, Thies said.

In addition to the kindergarten classroom, other affected classrooms housed second- and first-graders in classes with between 18 to 20 students. School staff have come up with a plan to relocate these students to other rooms, with some classes combining, while cleanup continues.

Cleanup is anticipated to continue for the next four to five days, according to Rich Newbury, owner and general manager of Complete Restoration, which was called to the scene on Sunday. Currently, dehumidification and air circulation are the focus. The project does not require any significant demolition, such as removing drywall, according to Newbury. Carpeting in the kindergarten classroom and baseboard trim will be replaced.

Newbury noted the incident as a “fresh-water loss,” meaning the water was not contaminated in the sense that water from a broken sewage line would be, for example.

“We’re in good shape,” Newbury said.

Reporter Hilary Matheson may be reached at 758-4431 or hmatheson@dailyinterlake.com.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Lawsuit targets city of Whitefish

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake A community planning consultant is suing the city of Whitefish over alleged open-meeting law violations in connection with the city’s newly adopted inclusionary zoning program for affordable housin...

Comments

Read More

Farmers raise award-winning Merinos

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Throughout history, black sheep haven’t gotten a lot of love. Their dark coats, the product of a recessive gene, make them easily stand out from the rest of the flock. In the 18th and 19th centurie...

Comments

Read More

Polka Dot Cow Creamery puts new spin on sweet treats

July 16, 2019 at 5:00 am | Daily Inter Lake Becky Forbis happily chats away with her sister-in-law, Polka Dot Cow Creamery owner Marnie Forbis, as she fills a waffle cone with a perfect twist of pineapple and vanilla soft-serve. The mobile sof...

Comments

Read More

Authorities investigate death of Kalispell man

July 15, 2019 at 9:21 pm | Daily Inter Lake The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man in a reported homicide at a residence on Lenwood Lane. Sheriff Brian Heino said a suspect is in custody on unrelated, separat...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 755-7000
727 East Idaho
Kalispell, MT 59901

©2019 Daily Inter Lake Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X