Villagers want asbestos roof removed from school building

San Miguel R.C. School building

Friday, August 4, 2017. For years now, the village of San Miguel in rural Toledo, have been lobbying for help to replace an asbestos roof on one of the school buildings in the village.

And now the Parent/Teachers Association is pushing forward with plans to have the roof replaced before the start of the new school year in September.

According to the PTA, through collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Toledo Catholic Schools, Department of Environment, Solid Waste Management and friends of the San Miguel R.C. School, the renovation will begin next week.

San Miguel R.C. School

The plan is to maintain the architectural design of the roof, but the hazardous asbestos material will be replaced.

Of note is that the building that will be repaired has much historical significance.

It was built back in the early 1950’s and has served through the years as a school and church. Some of the early settlers of San Miguel village recall attending weddings and other religious services in that building.

The project to remove the hazardous asbestos material will take much protective protocol and financing. And so the PTA expects to have this first phase carried out during the week of August 7 to August 11, 2017.

They are appealing to the public to become a part of this historical renovation through a financial contribution.

The San Miguel R.C. School’s Parent/Teachers Association can be contacted via telephone numbers 634-4553 or 667-1665.