It’s painfully obvious that Trenton Central High School is in need of immediate help. A weakening roof and broken pipes routinely spill water throughout the building. There are rooms where the sodden ceiling routinely dissolves, leaving divots above and a mess below. Warped floors trip students, doors cannot be secured and windows must be propped open with sticks. Rotting drainpipes, embedded in the school’s interior walls and swathed in asbestos, are difficult to reach and repair.
The Trenton Times Editorial Board also notes that SDA Chief Mark Larkins’ promise to repair the leaking roof is a hopeful beginning to $24 million worth of urgent repairs.