Sewer repairs approved

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education has approved immediate repairs to a collapsed sewer line at Gattis Junior High School.

Approval was granted Tuesday during an emergency meeting scheduled to address the collapsed line.

Clovis Schools Assistant Director of Construction Robert Telles said repairs to the sewer line should begin next week and last about a week.

The line controls plumbing in the cafeteria and runs underneath the Gattis gymnasium, according to school officials. Students will use a Gattis auxiliary gym during repairs, school officials said.

Repair of the line will be temporary, and permanent repairs will be done over the summer, school officials said.

The Board also gave school administrators permission to seek emergency state reimbursement for the repairs.

Temporary repair of the line will cost about $16,000 and permanent repair will cost about $60,000, Clovis Schools Director of Operations Gene Bieker told the Clovis News Journal.