|By Lisa Pemberton, The Olympian (Olympia, Wash.)|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Now it's time to celebrate.
Parents and staff at the school have organized a community open house from
"We've had lots of questions about our facility because we were out of the building for several months," Principal
Madison reopened in January after being shut down for almost six months while crews repaired moisture damage in the building's stucco exterior.
Total construction cost is about
The emergency repairs were paid for with the district's unrestricted capital funds, but officials plan to recoup that money.
"Our attorney is still working through the details of the multiple insurance policies," Japhet said. "Because the time frame spans many years, and because many companies worked on building the school, there are multiple insurers and policies involved."
It could take a year or longer to reclaim the reimbursement, she added.
According to Olympian archives,
In September, the school's fourth- and fifth-graders were moved to
By January, all of the students were back at Madison, but repairs continued on its play shed.
As of last week, everything except a few punch list items such as touch-up paint was finished, Japhet said. Madison's Y-Care after-school program recently returned, too.
Spatola-Knoll said he hopes the community open house will be informational for Madison families, prospective parents and people who live in the neighborhood.
"It's just to show who we are, the kinds of things we do (and) show off our facility," he said. "It's good to be back."
If you go
What: Community open house, featuring tours and information about
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