Beam signing at Altamont School
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Mar 12, 2014 | 4699 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Beam signing
Lammersville Unified School District board members Matthew Balzarini (left), Shane Nielson and David Pombo sign a steel beam on Wednesday that will become part of a column at the entrance to Altamont School.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Lammersville Unified School District officials signed a beam Wednesday that will one day greet students and visitors to Altamont School in Mountain House.

Construction began in May on the new K-8 school at 452 W. Francis St., the fifth elementary school in the district.

Board members, school district employees and construction workers gathered to sign the 12-foot-long steel beam.

The 800-pound beam will become part of a column supporting a canopy for a clock tower at the main entrance to the school. A concrete pedestal and brickwork will completely enclose the steel.

After signing the beam, school representatives and construction workers were treated to a pizza party.

The $30 million Altamont School is expected to open at the end of summer. It will eventually have nearly 900 students.

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