2018 Lum Elementary Seismic Issue
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)
RESOLUTIONS TO MOVE STUDENTS, STAFF
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
- Why is the district saying Lum Elementary may not be safe?
- What is liquefaction?
- What proof do you have of the liquefaction risk at Lum?
- Children are supposed to take cover under desks and tables during an earthquake, not in a doorway. So won't they be safe at Lum in the event of an earthquake?
- Could children exit via windows?
- Isn’t all of Alameda at risk for liquefaction?
- Why weren't students moved out immediately?
- I just enrolled my child in TK/kindergarten at Lum. Where will she go?
- Are other elementary school sites safe?
- Can Lum be repaired?
- Can the district place portables on the Lum campus for the time being?
- What about Wood Middle School?
- Why didn’t the district form a "District Advisory Committee?" Under state law, District Advisory Committees are required only when a school district is considering declaring some of its property to be “surplus” so that it can be sold or leased.
- What happened at the April 28 Board of Education meeting?
- What happened at the May 9 Board of Education meeting?
- What happened next?
- What happened at the May 23 Board of Education meeting?
- When did Lum families find out about their children's new school assignments?
- Message to Lum families on school assignments
- Do the boundary changes affect people who are already enrolled in an AUSD elementary school?
- Where can I see the temporary boundaries?
- My older child was assigned to an elementary school based on the old boundaries. My younger child will be assigned to a different school under the new temporary boundaries. What can I do?
- Maya Lin is a magnet school. But now it has a boundary. Will it still offer open enrollment?
HOW TO STAY INFORMED
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