Tonopah Elementary Earthquake Damage Update
Nye County School District

Tonopah Building Inspections Completed

June 30, 2020

A structural engineer inspected twelve Nye County School District buildings in Tonopah on June 15, 2020. Inspections took place at Tonopah Elementary, Tonopah High School, Silver Rim Elementary and the Northern District Office. 

Upon completion of the inspection, the buildings were re-opened. While cosmetic and minor repair needs were noted, no structural defects were detected. Nye County School District has closed four areas to pedestrian traffic on the Tonopah Elementary campus, which are clearly marked for necessary repair. 

Due to Earthquake activity over several days, beginning May 15, 2020, school staff noticed damage to buildings on the Tonopah Elementary campus. District Maintenance staff inspected the affected areas, and on June 1, 2020 the campus was closed pending further inspection. 

Further details will be made available upon receipt of the final engineering report.


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