Tweaks & Touches: LL-H school projects nearing completion

Garrett Neese/Daily Mining Gazette Dan LaVergne, transportation supervisor for the Lake Linden-Hubbell Public School District, talks to the School Board Monday during a discussion on purchasing new furniture.

LAKE LINDEN — Most of the capital projects on the Lake Linden-Hubbell School District’s list from its bond project are complete, Superintendent Craig Sundblad said Monday.

Some leaking was discovered on the walkway. After removing the sides, crews were able to find the source of the problem, Sundblad said.

A previous problem with leaking in the roof has been fixed, with no recurrences on rainy days since, Sundblad said. Damaged ceiling tiles were also replaced.

“We’re covered for years after this, and definitely MJO (the construction contractor) has assured that if there’re any problems in the spring, they’ll be back,” Sundblad said. “I feel pretty confident that they’ve addressed the issues.”

Voters approved a $2.7 million bond in 2016 for remodeling, refurnishing, security measures, technology, buses and developing and improving athletic fields.

The district had about $150,000 of bond money left for remaining items going into Monday’s meeting.

The board approved the purchase of furniture for the biology classroom from School Speciality for $7,581.75. It discussed purchasing furniture for the conference room, but postponed action in favor of continuing negotiations.