|Alameda's School Facilities: Many needs, little money|
Published: Friday, 31 August 2012 04:41
Robby Lyng and his crew do their best to maintain the 88-year-old lockers at Historic Alameda High School.
We repair them. But theyre so old, its hard to get replacement parts, said Lyng, Alameda Unified School Districts (AUSD) maintenance, operations and facilities chief, as he and another district official took a reporter on a tour of the school.
All told, the districts schools need an estimated $92 million worth of work that includes a host of basic maintenance issues, floors, windows, lockers, paint and roofing, to outright replacement of rotting portables and modular buildings on several of the districts campuses, a team from Quattrocchi Kwok Architects wrote in the facilities report..
This fall, the districts school board will begin to discuss which of the dozens of fixes needs listed in the facilities report to be addressed first and where the money to pay for those fixes will come from, a discussion for which the fence at Historic Alameda High has provided a stark visual.