Emergency closure for a Pueblo elementary school due to ‘impending complete failure’ of HVAC systems and a damaged roof

PUEBLO, Colorado (KKTV) – The D-60 school board announced the emergency closure of an elementary school in Pueblo on Thursday.

“The impending complete failure of Carlile Elementary School’s aging heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and severe damage to the building’s tile roof have necessitated the school’s emergency shutdown,” a release from the school district.

The decision to close the school for safety reasons was taken by both the inspector and the school board at a special meeting.

With plumbing and foundation issues also a factor, the full cost of a renovation could be $25 million, while the new Sunset Park elementary school is expected to be built with a $24 million price tag.

With the emergency shutdown of Carlile, Principal Jimmie Pool will assume the directorship at Columbian Elementary, with the 189-member Carlile students being admitted to that school. If families are interested in completing a School Choice application for another school, click here.

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