FYI - Due to the political nature of the McAuley property, I want to
make you aware of water damage that has occurred in the building.
the last open house in fall, someone wanted water (or wanted to test it)
and turned the circuit breaker to the well pump on, and turned on the
the well. On Tuesday of this week our courier went to the building
to retrieve some items being stored there, and found the basement
condensation dripping from the ceiling, walls, and light fixtures on
both floors. We've had the water off for several years, and there
would be NO
reason for any of our staff to turn it on. The well tank burst -
probably from freezing. Paint is peeling, plaster is wet, and mold
is growing. I've
directed Sue to have the insurance company inspect. I was in the
building today inspecting the damage, and now I've got a scratchy
throat. I may need
to ask you for direction after the insurance people report back to us.
By the way, the exterior paint, which is peeling also, tested positive
lead, and there is asbestos in the basement...sheesh...
Despite the above...
Ed Leman, Ed. D.
Superintendent of Schools
West Chicago Elem. Dist. #33
312 E. Forest Ave.
West Chicago, IL 60185
Phone: 630-293-6000 ext. 203