CREW Safe Schools Position Statement on EQ Safety

The CREW Board recently adopted a Safe Schools Position Statement on earthquake safety on schools in the Cascadia Region. Please find the statement here: Safe Schools Position Statement.  

The CREW Board of Directors strongly supports the recent seismic upgrade conducted at Central Elementary School in Albany, Oregon. The upgrade will help to protect elementary school children, teachers, staff and visitors from damaging earthquakes as well as improve the resilience of the community during earthquake recovery. This safety upgrade is consistent with CREW's 2013 Safe Schools Position Statement on Earthquake Safety and Schools in the Cascadia Region. Grant funds were provided by the State of Oregon's Seismic Grant Rehabilitation Program. An additional $15 million in grant funds for schools is pending Legislative support in the current session. A celebration event was held on April 24th, and will included a school earthquake drill as well as a tour highlighting the seismic upgrades. News articles are available at:

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20130424/OPINION/304240071/Wolf-plan-retire-Oregon-s-most-dangerous-schools?nclick_check=1

http://www.opb.org/news/article/its-a-big-deal-preparing-schools-for-a-big-threat/