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The Suburbanite
  • Inspection reveals 'major repairs' needed at Coventry Junior High

  • An inspection report by the Summit County Health department reveals Coventry Junior High is “in need of major repairs.” The report, issued this week, cited issues with the roof, ceilings, windows, walls and lighting at the facility.

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  • An inspection report by the Summit County Health department reveals Coventry Junior High is “in need of major repairs.” The report, issued this week, cited issues with the roof, ceilings, windows, walls and lighting at the facility.
    The inspection was the second of two mandatory evaluations for the current school year and the findings in the most recent report are similar to those in the first, according to inspector Meghan Johnson.
    Johnson identified the roof as the biggest problem area, noting signs of leaks on the roof’s exterior as indicators of the severity of the problem.
    “When we were walking around, I could see the top of one of the roofs and you could see patches on it where they had tried to patch different types of leaks,” Johnson added. “I was able to see leaks and there were trash cans out to catch water if there were leaks on a rainy day.”
    It was not raining on the day of the inspection and Johnson said she did not see any active roof leaks during her visit.
    The report also stated the need for the repair of cracks in the wall in several classrooms and stairways, the tightening of windows to prevent drafts in the courtyard side of the building (adjacent to the cafeteria) and the installation of shields over lights in a second-floor hallway to protect students from broken glass if the lights break.
    “I believe the school does make an effort to create a positive environment for students,” Johnson said, “but it does look like significant work is needed (on the building).”