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What's up with the Roland Park Elementary Middle School Roof?

What's up with the Roland Park Elementary Middle School Roof?

A fancy and expensive new school roof failed during the January blizzard, shedding heavy terra cotta tiles and forcing a reckoning at the school system’s building department. Parents of students at the Roland Park Elementary Middle School received a letter from J. Keith Scroggins, the Baltimore City Schools chief operating officer, suggesting (without stating explicitly) that the new roof—completed last fall after a contentious two-year construction process--is going to be replaced by a simpler (and less historically pleasing) shingle roof.

“During January’s blizzard, large sections of tiles from parts of the newly-installed roof became dislodged,”...

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