Meyers school roof could come from state |

Meyers school roof could come from state

Andy Bourelle

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District may not have to pay for the reconstruction of the Meyers Elementary School roof.

However, the district will likely lose out of its reserves the $600,000 it is estimated to cost for at least one year.

LTUSD Business Manager Ralph Johnson explained Tuesday night to the district’s board of trustees that the project qualified for a California deferred maintenance hardship grant.

Although the district has applied for the funding, Johnson said, the money may not be available any time soon.

California has received about $22 million in project applications already, and currently the state has only $12 million to fund the projects, Johnson said.

To get started on the construction soon, Johnson said, the project must go out to bid now.

Bids are due back to the district by Aug. 6, and the board will hold a special meeting to award the bid.

Once started, the projected is estimated to take about 45 days to complete.

Johnson said the district was in a “reimbursement window,” where the district could pay for the work but later be compensated by the grant.

However, the district stands to lose $30,000 in revenue from the interest lost.

The new roof which is planned for the building will have a 15-year warranty, according to the project’s engineer, Murray and Downs, AIA, Architects, Inc.

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