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2017 Lum Elementary Seismic Issue

Repair and Replacement Study

At the Board of Education meeting on January 23, 2018 the Board of Education heard a presentation on the potential work and costs involved in repairing or replacing Lum Elementary School. The draft report and presentation are below. Watch Video of Presentation and Discussion
Repair and Replacement Study (PDF)
Board Presentation on Study (PDF)


At its public meeting on May 23, 2017, AUSD's Board of Education voted to relocate students and staff from Lum Elementary School due to seismic safety risks.  View the Board Resolution

Background Documents

Meetings and Communications

Lum Elementary Map
Map of Soil Sample Sites at Lum Elementary School

The first soil sample at Lum was taken where the new building was to be constructed. When that sample showed that the area could be subject to significant liquefaction, AUSD ordered the engineers to sample four more areas on the campus. All of the samples came back with the same result. This map shows the site of all five borings.

FAQs on Lum Safety Risk

School Meeting

Principals and PTA volunteers at all of the receiving schools welcomed Lum families to their new campuses on June 15. Topics of discussion included bell schedules, special programs, school traditions, volunteer opportunities, and afterschool care options. Thank you to all who helped organize these sessions or attended!

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Board of Education meetings are open to the public, broadcast live on Comcast Ch. 15 and AT&T Ch. 99, and livestreamed on the City's website City Agendas. Video of board meetings is generally posted to the agenda within two or three days.

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