By now, clearly everybody at LHS knows plenty about the construction and how it affects us. But there are a few teachers who have had more construction challenges than others – particularly the teachers in what used to be the art hall, before, and even during the hard- hitting construction taking place around it. Directly above this area is construction for the new lunchroom–converting it from the old library. This part of the project has proven to have the most direct effect on their classes and teaching environment.
During the first quarter of the year, cement would seep in through the ceiling of Jeff Ashcroft’s room, and during the latte of leakage, the heating went out altogether, and, with rain and mold combining together atop these rooms, they eventually flooded, creating an unusable work place.
As a result, the administration moved Mr. Roger Rigby, Jeff Ashcroft and Nevalni Pulotu to different rooms around the school--quickly searching for effective places. Ashcroft and Rigby were moved to the old wrestling room located by the red stairs by the river, and Mr. Pulotu was moved to the Little theater, as it was the only available room big enough to house his large class size and potting wheels
"There’s not enough space [in the Little Theater] for everybody to properly store things, and I’m usually here 'til six everyday still moving materials."
Pulotu said they had ripped apart the Little Theater prior to the move since the administration had nothing important to do with it,so he’ll get it till the end of the year.
But Pulotu’s move wasn’t as easy as that. Although the workers have already moved about 1,400 lbs. of clay to the Little Theater, much still to go.
“Everybody is in a bind trying to do their job right and make things work,” Pulotu said. “It’s really cutting out on the learning most of all. There’s not enough space [in the Little Theater] for everybody to properly store things, and I’m usually here 'til six everyday still moving materials.”
Pulotu’s is another story about school time being affected by all the seemingly overwhelming and endless construction. But it’s like Mr. Pulotu said, everybody is in a bind, and it IS very hard for teachers and construction workers alike to do their job at maximum efficiency without interfering with each other. This may seem repetitive, as surely most have heard it before from peers, teachers and administration, but it is what it is. And this is the truth that Logan High students have to deal with currently.
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