|EMSB TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WITH ROOFS|
MONTREAL, MARCH 14, 2008- The English Montreal School Board has announced that for the remainder of the day all activities in open areas, such as gymnasiums, will be relocated as a precautionary measure due to the accumulation of snow on the roofs of buildings.
Throughout this week the EMSB has stepped up inspections of roof. Regional building supervisors, structural engineers and roofing companies have been used to evaluate the status of the roofs and carry out work where necessary. EMSB Director General Antonio Lacroce has announced that additional crews will be added this weekend to ensure that the roofs of all of the Board’s 65 facilities are in good shape.
Given events that have occurred elsewhere in the province Mr. Lacroce emphasized that there is no reason to panic. “We fully understand that parents want peace of mind and we want to give this to them,” he said.
Michael J. Cohen