End of an era at Jefferson School
by TP staff
Jun 07, 2014 | 5724 views | 5 5 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Moving out
River Aguirre pushes a pair of student desks out of a classroom as workers from Mid Cal Moving load the contents of Jefferson School into moving trucks Monday in preparation for the demolition and reconstruction of the school.  Glenn Moore/Tracy Press
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Movers were at Jefferson School, 7500 Linne Road, on Saturday and Monday to move all its contents to a temporary campus while the 85-year-old school is demolished this summer and then rebuilt. Construction is expected to take 14 months, and the new Jefferson School is slated to open in August 2015. During the 2014-15 school year, Jefferson students and teachers will use portable classrooms at Hawkins School, 475 Darlene Lane. 
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Sneaky
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June 07, 2014
Based on the images it looks like a perfectly usable school. Is there some big foundation issue or something that can't be corrected? It seems like a huge waste. Many other countries in the world have buildings that are many hundreds of years old and are still in use. Here we seem to tear them down due to the most minor of issues. It doesn't have ethernet cables built in. Our solution: tear it down and rebuild. Its ugly and needs paint. Our solution: tear it down and replace it. Someone dropped a pencil on the floor: oh no, building is ruined. Tear it down and replace it.
lisamac17
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June 07, 2014
I totally agree
lisamac17
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June 07, 2014
I went to kindergarten here and this is sad. I don't feel like I'm old enough to be seeing a school I went to, demolished.
ertion
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June 07, 2014
They may have valid reasons for this, or they may not and are burning money. It's the responsibility of the voters in the Jefferson school district to figure this one out. If I lived in the district, I certainly wouldn't just take the officials word for it.
rayderfan
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June 08, 2014
This is part of the school bond project that was originally approved by the voters in 2010. The school has some major structural problems that could not be corrected.

If you go to the Jefferson School District web page you can find more information.


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