Report: Structural Problems Found At 15 Neenan Co. School Projects

Corrective Actions Being Taken, Officials Say

A board that oversees the construction of 15 schools being built in eight districts across Colorado says engineers have found structural issues in every Neenan Co. school project that has received state grants to make school buildings safer.

Board members with the Building Excellent Schools Today program told the Denver Post that corrective actions are being taken at all 15 schools.

The newspaper reported in December that former Neenan Co. employee Gary Howell had his engineering license suspended by the state Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors.

Craig Middle School in northwestern Colorado was closed to students last year after an inspection found it failed to meet building codes.

A structural engineer has warned that Sargent Middle and High School in Monte Vista could collapse if winds exceed 25 miles per hour.

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