School Board Eyes Upgrades For TCMS

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With construction of new classrooms and facilities at Truth or Consequences Elementary School (TCES) near completion, and students set to move in this week, district school board members briefly focused attention on planned upgrades for T-or-C Middle School (TCMS) during their regular meeting August 14. As part of her report, district Business Manager Adriana Wolf told board members that an initial estimate for a partial replacement of the TCMS roof anticipated a total project cost of approximately $800,000, with the district’s portion of the bill coming in at just over $555,000. Middle school officials relayed how rainy days now require staff to respond with mops and strategically placed buckets, and said the roof repairs were needed. District Construction Supervisor Kenny Griffis confirmed the point and said he considered the TCMS roof to be the district’s next priority. Griffis explained how the type of roofing utilized at TCMS made patchwork difficult and not very effective. He reminded board members of a plan to replace current swamp coolers with surplus air conditioning units from the TCES project and said the installation of a new roof should coincide with this initiative…