The Natomas Unified middle school is empty – and stark. Its exterior walls have been stripped to bare wood and its buildings are encased in plastic sheeting.
Neighbors call it an eyesore.
Built in 1994 for $10 million, the Leroy F. Greene Middle School in Natomas was closed at the end of the 2009-10 school year.
District officials estimate it will cost up to $7 million to reopen the 17-year-old school.
The school has extensive water damage, mold and problems with support beams in the gym and multipurpose room, said Michael Cannon, assistant superintendent of facilities and planning...
The water intrusion at the vacant Natomas school was the result of thin brick veneer installed when the school was built, Cannon said. "If you don't seal it properly and reseal it, it leaks," he said.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Was This School Built With Union Labor?
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