Finley Elementary School
213504 E. Cougar Rd.
Kennewick, WA 99337
Principal: Pam Kinne
Secretaries: Hidalia Garcia & Diane Nessen
January 7, 2015
Dear Parents and students:
We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding of the situation that occurred with a broken pipe in the elementary kitchen and the unavailability of hot breakfast and lunch on Monday (1/5) and Tuesday (1/6). Due to the water damage that occurred we could not use our appliances until they were checked out by an electrician and the drying out of the kitchen area by Northwest Restoration. We also had the Health Department examine the facilities and give us their approval. As it was a pipe that controlled the fire line over the oven and cooking flat top we had to get the Fire Marshal’s approval as well.
Because of the quick response by school employees and the fire department the damage was minimal and we are able to start back up with hot food on Wednesday (1/7). Northwest Restoration is still monitoring the flooded areas to make sure they are drying properly and the Health Department also checked these areas before giving us the okay to move forward with serving.
We will start the reconstruction of damaged areas once it is completely dry and will work after students have gone home for the day. The school nurse and teachers will monitor for possible allergy systems or complications caused from the water damage. One classroom had a small amount of water reach its door but was not adversely affected.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the district office at 586-3217 or the elementary at 586-7577.
Thank you for your patience,
Lance Hahn, Pam Kinne