Kansas district will repair elementary with severe HVAC problems

May 17, 2011
Shawnee Mission district had been considering whether to close John Diemer Elementary in Overland Park

From The Kansas City Star: John Diemer Elementary School in Overland Park, Kan., will remain open and will get a new heating and cooling system. The Shawnee Mission School District announced the decision after officials listened to more than hour of public comment opposed to closing the school. Replacing the crumbling pipes at Diemer is expected to cost between $200,000 and $350,000, and administrators were considering closing the campus rather than paying for the repairs. Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/05/16/2880436/diemer-elementary-school-to-stay.html#ixzz1McGJvhY8

Earlier....from The Kansas City Star: A broken heating and cooling system at John Diemer Elementary School in Overland Park, Kan., could prompt the Shawnee Mission District to close the campus. District operation and maintenance personnel discovered the problem late last week, and have no money budgeted to fix it. Administrators must decide whether to find the $200,000 or so needed for the repairs or move students from Diemer into Trailwood Elementary for the 2011-12 year.

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