Latrobe Elementary School to get asbestos exam
As a part of a larger district-wide facilities assessment, Latrobe Elementary School will be given a thorough examination for asbestos. The Greater Latrobe school board approved the measure.
The board discussed the study, which was approved at a cost not to exceed $4,500, at its regular meeting Tuesday night.
Operations and facilities director Ken Millslagle said there are no concerns about safety at the school regarding the mineral fiber, which was used in decades past for building materials, but this long-term assessment requires extra attention because of testing costs.
Regular asbestos screening is done every three years on the building as required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
This facilities assessment is more thorough and completed about every 10 years as a part of the district's strategic plan, Millslagle told board members. Axis Architecture of North Huntingdon will conduct the facilities assessment.
The board also awarded the asbestos study to Pittsburgh-based Center for Environmental and Occupational Training for the Ligonier Street school, parts of which were built in 1912, 1936 and 1964, the oldest of the district's five buildings, Millslagle said.
“This has to be done separately because this is very specialized,” he said after the meeting. “That's part of what makes it difficult, because you're assessing a building from multiple stages.”
In other business, the board approved $38,788 in change orders for the $9.5 million athletic complex as construction continues after delays because of the weather.
The changes, including storm pipe, electrical fixture and ventilation work, have been completed.
The board also approved additions to the school academic calendar to include June 9 and 10, to make up for the district's cancellations in addition to the already scheduled three snow days.
Graduation will remain on June 11 with a June 12 rain date.
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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