When they met this week, members of the Leavenworth Board of Education were updated on efforts to address ground settling problems at Leavenworth High School.

When they met this week, members of the Leavenworth Board of Education were updated on efforts to address ground settling problems at Leavenworth High School.

The problem has led to breaks in the flooring in the high school’s science wing.

In October, board members held a meeting at the high school and had the opportunity to see the breaks in the floor.

The issue came up again Monday as board members were being provided an update about an intermediate center that is being constructed on the grounds of Warren Middle School. Representatives of Nabholz Construction were providing the update.

Superintendent Mike Roth said officials with Nabholz Construction also are helping to diagnose the problem with the ground settling problem at Leavenworth High School.

“They’re trying to formulate a plan,” Roth said.

The superintendent hopes that by next month, school officials will have an idea of what needs to be done to fix the problem.

“We’re looking at several different options,” Greg Boice of Nabholz Construction said.

He said officials need to determine what is happening to dirt under the flooring.

“Dirt just doesn’t disappear,” he said.

Boice believes the issue was caused by “a water problem somewhere” resulting from a leaking line or underground water.

Roth said the floor has been dropping a little more since board members visited the school in October. But he does not believe there is a danger to students.

“We believe we can finish out the school year as is,” he said.

He said school officials have been monitoring the flooring daily.

Boice said he does not believe the settling has caused a structural problem.

“I think you would be safe until school is out,” he said.

Members of the Lansing Board of Education also met Monday.

Among the topics discussed during their meeting were updated policies at Lansing High School.

Lansing High School Principal Rob McKim said changes to dress code and late work policies will go into effect when students return from their winter break in January.

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