It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

My classroom has a sneaky leak. It has been “repaired” numerous times by our own building custodial staff and by staff from “downtown.” After each repair, a clean, new ceiling tile is put in place. It will seem all is well. It will rain, and one of the custodians will ask, “How is it?” and I’ll say, “All dry so far.”

Then there will be a big rain, and I will walk in to find the ceiling tile bulging or a big puddle on the floor and a wet stain on the ceiling. The staff will come in and take the tile down. Students will be distracted looking at the hole in the ceiling until a day or two (or week or two)  passes with a dry floor- and the tile will be replaced again.

We got a new tile yesterday. This afternoon after dismissal, we had a “gully washer.” The rain came down fast and furious. It has continued raining all evening. I wonder what I will see in the morning…

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5 Responses to It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

  1. I’m thinking a puddle on the floor and a wet stain on the ceiling! YIKES! This happens at my school, too. Though it doesn’t seem like such a difficult thing to repair, does it?!? I hope I am wrong. 🙂

    • newtreemom says:

      Another tile ruined…but at least no puddle- yet. There is another round of rain in the forecast. I probably could have bought a lot of books for the classroom library with all the money that has gone into maintaining that ceiling tile!

      • Is there an update to the ceiling tile? Here is to hoping you are still puddle free(over a week later:)!

      • newtreemom says:

        After the tile got wet, the custodian put a barrel under it before the next rain. Good thing! The entire tile was soaked,two more tiles were stained, and a lot of water collected in the barrel. The guys from “downtown” came (this is the first time they came at the time it was actively leaking) and once again claim it is finally fixed. We have had rain since then, but not a hard rain. It didn’t leak again, but I won’t be convinced until a few more real downpours have passed with everything remaining dry.

  2. Jaana says:

    After eight years in the portable, I moved to the real building this year. No more buckets on the floor this year!! Hopefully yours was dry this morning!

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