Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lincoln Seismic Upgrades

As I mentioned I've dug up some of the data on seismic mitigation in the Lincoln building for those who are curious/worried.

  1. Again to establish the context BEX IV has seismic work scheduled for 37 building in the district. So your neighborhood reference school may also be slated for improvements.
  2. Back in 1997 the central and north wing were upgraded already this includes bracing, anchors, reinforced sheer walls etc. Note: the South wing which currently contains Licton Springs is unmodified. 
  3.  As part of the renovation of Lincoln back into a high school there are 3.7 million dollars worth of updates expected. This is spread out among all 4 buildings on the property. 
  4. Among the further improvements in the central and north section are more post and beam ties, additional load bearing columns to provide redundant support, masonry wall reinforcements, investigation of the veneer ties to see if they are adequate and other masonry repairs.
PCS 2009 Study Link coming soon when I hear back that its ok to repost - Note: the dollar amounts are not accurate.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Open Thread

We're now in the midst of the Summer break. I hope everyone's having a great time. 

I've been thinking a lot about the new state budget: http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Gov-Inslee-signs-new-382-billion-state-budget-311196821.html.   This will bring some real changes to the education landscape.  Among them are money for class size changes, a special grant to help rehabilitate some school building in our district, and tuition decreases at the college level that have a significant effect on the GET program.

Update: the class size issue is still very much in the air:


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