Thursday, June 22, 2017

Joplin High School sinkhole repairs cost $17,000+

The Joplin R-8 Board of Education is expected to approve spending $17,148.40 to repair a sinkhole at Joplin High School when it meets 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Memorial Administration Building.

The 30x30 sinkhole developed April 21 on the north side of the high school, according to a report submitted by Facilities Director Dave Pettit and included in the board's documentation for the meeting.

"For the safety of students and staff at Joplin High School, the sink hole repair had to be addressed the same day it was discovered," the report says. "Therefore, no bids were obtained for repairs."

Pettit asked Asbell Excavating, which was working on a project at another district site, to make the repairs.

The funding will come from the 2017-2018 capital outlay budget, according to the documentation, requiring a budget adjustment and taking the money from district reserves.

(KZRG Photo)

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