WILKES-BARRE — Scaffolding was set up at the main entrance of Coughlin High School today, though Wilkes-Barre Area School District Superintendent Bernard Prevuznak said he would have to visit the site and check with other officials before deciding to re-open the entrance.
The building was ringed with fence and the front and one side entrance closed after an inspection raised concerns about debris falling from the parapet, cornice and possibly the limestone facing. The plan is to put up protective scaffolding along the front sidewalk so that can be opened as well.
Prevuznak repeated the district’s intent to keep the building open until the end of school this year, then bring in someone to assess the situation and recommend repairs. The district is also seeking proposals from companies for a feasibility study on a possible new high school.