Greenwich Board of Education calls for more funds to complete roof project

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The Greenwich Board of Education is calling for an emergency appropriation of funds to complete a roof project at Julian Curtiss Elementary School. 

After the project had begun and 90 percent of the shingles were removed, the board says it realized it did not have enough money to finish the repairs.

It says it needs $617,000 to pay for the project in its entirety. 

The representative town meeting will be voting on whether to approve the allocation of funds Thursday night.

Board members remain hopeful, saying if all goes well, it is expected that the work will be completed and the building will be ready for the first day of school. 

While there is an ice and water shield in place, many parts of the roof remain exposed along with open corners and edges.

Without shingles and completion of the work, the roof won't be waterproof and wouldn't be given a certificate of occupancy to allow students inside, according to the board.

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