Update: State Of The Middle School After Crash

by Jim Dittmann
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BY: Nicole White, PhD – District Communications Officer

The purpose of this press release is to communicate the state of the middle school after a crash that occurred last week.

Over the last several days there have been numerous work crews on site totalling more than 80 professionals. The middle school has been cleaned and remediated including ceiling tiles, air ducts, lockers, floors, walls, etc. Each room at the middle school has been tested by a certified third-party hygienist and deemed safe for occupancy. As of today, Beaver Dam Unified School District is pleased to announce that all areas of Beaver Dam Middle School will be operational for the first day of school with the exception of the gymnasium, locker rooms, and library. We anticipate the library to open shortly after the start of the school year. The practical timeline for the gym is early December.

The district has been extremely pleased with the level of cooperation and outreach regarding this situation. Our insurance company and contracted partners have been remarkable to date. Based on the information we have at this time, it would appear that the total cost of the damage is trending well over $500,000.

Superintendent DiStefano states, “We are fortunate to have great staff and wonderful families in Beaver Dam. Despite the inconveniences and unsettledness, everyone is coming together and we are starting school on time in a clean and safe building.”

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