Sturgis Students To Attend Elsewhere Due To Damage
by Associated Press
October 09, 2013 3:18 PM
Students of Sturgis Middle School will go to three different area buildings for the rest of the academic year because of heavy snow that collapsed the roof.
The Meade School Board approved a temporarily plan that sends sixth grade to the administration building, seventh grade to Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and eighth grade to a closed section at the high school.
Superintendent Don Kirkegaard says damage from the collapse of the new metal roof was more extensive than initially thought.
The exterior roof broke through the old flat roof and the sprinkler system, which flooded the building. Some roof trusses are broken, and others shifted. The carpet is destroyed, tiles are coming up from the floor and down from the ceiling, and drywall needs to be replaced.