Parker High School closed due to roof concerns
Students at Parker High School in Janesville get a day off Wednesday thanks to the dangers posed by the rubber membrane of the roof beginning to lift up in the strong winds.
Principal Steve Schroeder says students were evacuated a little before noon Tuesday as a precaution. Rain was also getting under the membrane and leaking into the school. Schroeder says workers have weighted down the roof. The principal does point out, although some renovation may have been done in the area of this roof, it is not new construction. The roof is 15-to-20 years old.
The school district has a $10 thousand insurance deductible on the roof and the repairs are estimated at $215 thousand.