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Moisture Plagues New School
Monday, 06 January 2014

January 6--  School officials in Truetlen County are working with contractors trying to correct moisture problems which have plagued the county's new consolidate school building north of Soperton on Highway 29.  One room had to be closed because of mold and humidity was so bad in another that copy paper curled at the edges.

The situation led the school board to employ a third-party inspector to check the school.  School Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Conley says Abbeyville Commissioning from Eastman was in the school over the holidays checking not only for moisture but for other shortcomings with the building.

"That's what we hired them for initially was to look at the HVAC system so we could figure out why we had so much moisture in the building.  We want to make sure we find everything and get everything resolved.  I've been working very closely with Tom Hall of Dublin Contractors, the builder, and he's as anxious to get this behind us as we are.  

"Once we have the final Commissioning report we will all sit down at the table and get the problem rectified," she said.

The superintendent says the community has been very understanding of the situation.

"I just appreciate so much the community support.  They're like me.  They just want it resolved so we can have school," Dr. Conley said.

The school board is withholding money owed the contractor until it is satisfied problems with the building are corrected, according to Dr. Conley.

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