Dec. 13 – Roofing over the existing school building will take place when the school is not occupied. Roofing may take place over the areas of new construction while the main school building is occupied.

In order to minimize the spread of odors, the roofing material is heated in a contained tank and applied to the roof in small batches. Lower outdoor temperatures also help reduce the spread of odors. Roofing accomplished last week produced low odor and there were no reports of odors inside the school.

Roof work will continue for the next few weeks as the weather allows

Construction at Myers is making good progress and contractors are scheduled to do more roof work in the next few weeks. Roofing work is weather-dependent and can take place on dry days. Roofing work is scheduled to start Friday, December 3, 2021, and will continue intermittently on weekends and during school breaks as the weather allows.

Roofing work can produce unpleasant odors, but the odors are not hazardous to the neighborhood or to people inside the school. Roofing when school is closed helps prevent odors from being drawn into the building, which helps preserve a productive and pleasant learning environment. The concentration of odors outside the building depends on wind strength and direction.

We appreciate your support of Myers Elementary School and thank you for your patience during construction! If you have questions about roofing work at Myers, please contact the Salem-Keizer Construction Services Department at (503) 399-3290. For more information about construction at Myers or the 2018 bond program, please visit https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/myers-bond/