FIRST POSTED SEPT. 2012During summer break a new roof was put on a bank (or pod) of portables at Jenny Lind Elementary. The portables--#51, #52, #53--have a history of maintenance, moisture, and mold issues. In recent months I have shown photos of the current condition of these aged portables: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sacredschoolgrounds.
|New Roof on 24 year-old portables at Jenny Lind Elementary|
|Window Screen: Pod 5 Portable|
|Old Roof: Portables #51, #52, #53|
health issues and medical emergencies.
These portables do not need to be used; there are other—empty—classrooms at JLE that can be used. However, even if JLE was busting at the seams and had no room for any new students (from a sudden increase in student enrollment) these aged portables should not be considered as viable classrooms—for students, teachers, or support staff. They are not worth the risk. Don’t be fooled or deceived; this is not a functional use of maintenance money. Unfortunately, these aged portables should not have been re-roofed; they should have been re-moved; in other words--put to pasture.