Power outages from high winds fail to stop schools
The high winds and rains over the weekend caused power outages at four LA Unified campuses, and a tree fell in the middle of another school. None of the schools closed nor did any report damage, according to an LAUSD spokesperson. Power generators at the school sites were working, and even though neighborhoods in the area...
By Mike Szymanski | February 1, 2016
LA Unified schools weathering well so far in early El Niño storm
Months of preparation in anticipation of the El Niño storms have kept service calls to LA Unified’s facilities office to a “moderate” level, according to the school district’s director of Maintenance and Operations Roger Finstad. Yesterday, he said, his department received 423 rain-related service calls from 211 schools, and by mid-afternoon today, he received 235 calls from...
By Mike Szymanski | January 6, 2016
LA Unified in final preparations for approaching El Niño
And now for the weather forecast: More than $17 million in roof repairs still need to be completed at LAUSD schools before El Niño arrives in January. The district also needs to replace aging equipment at the Emergency Operations Center at a cost of $225,000 a year, and it will cost about $5 per student...
By Mike Szymanski | November 20, 2015
LA Unified preparing for possible floods from El Niño
LA Unified plant managers are putting together a things-to-do list for every school in the district to prepare for a possible record El Niño. Everything from cleaning out gutters to replacing a roof could help schools weather a strong storm system that is forecast to start this winter and last through spring. The concerns were...
By Mike Szymanski | October 20, 2015