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KUOW: Meany school next in line for repairs

In a story about the state of Seattle Public Schools’ buildings, KUOW reports that Capitol Hill’s Meany campus could be next in line for repairs and seismic upgrades:

The next building the district may fix is Meany on Capitol Hill. The new home of NOVA High School, and the bilingual school for 6th–through–12th graders learning English. Parents from NOVA complained that their kids would be moving into a building that needs more expensive repairs than NOVA’s old building. Their biggest concern was the need for seismic upgrades. A district employee has called Meany and other buildings from its era seismically deficient. David Tucker points out that Meany withstood the Nisqually Earthquake in 2001.

Money for seismic renovations could come from voters in the form of levies, or property taxes. The next levy vote is scheduled for February 2010.

In the meantime, a crew of volunteers set about preparing the Meany campus for its new students with a work party last weekend and workers are putting the finishing touches on the adjacent Miller playfield’s new synthetic turf.

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2 thoughts on “KUOW: Meany school next in line for repairs

  1. Interesting! While at the NOVA cleanup last weekend, I went into a basement room in search of a power outlet for a weedwacker. Looked like it was the main power switchboard for the school, and also had some networking hardware.

    AND there was an imposing box on the floor that told you a) not to touch it and b) that belonged to the U-DUB Seismology people. Looks like there should be some data there, if anyone want to investigate.

  2. We (Friends of SBOC) were informed yesterday that $2 million would be spent from the $10 million that had been promised to be spent on our own building (BEX I and BEX II). Now they plan to include Meany as a high priority project on the BTA III Levy coming before the voters in February 2010. They are asking for $16 million dollars. The remaining $8 million dollars will not be spent until there is an academic plan in place for the SBOC.