Question of the Week: Are You Concerned About Seismic Safety in Local Schools?

Tell us what you think of seismic safety in local schools.

Today, Patch probing local officials on how safe children will be if the Big One hits when school is in session.

While some schools in the area were sent an AB300 letter informing them of possible seismic problems, , , and were not included in the letters. However, two high schools that Foster City children attend, and , were red-flagged and sent AB300 letters.

Foster City Patch's story on local schools can be found here: . California Watch's statewide story can be found here: On Shaky Ground.

The stories we’re publishing today are just the beginning of our reporting on seismic safety in schools, particularly in those communities where we find significant problems. And as we continue to dig deeper, we want to hear from you. Are you concerned about seismic safety in local schools? Or do you feel safe sending your child to class?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below, and we'll publish some of them in our weekly .

Phyllis McArthur April 08, 2011 at 08:45 PM
Although I no longer have school age children, most of my good nieghbors do. It is a comfort to know that these kids are attending schools here in Foster City that are up to standards for seismic safety. There still should be a back up plan for a meeting place if there is an earthquake, and again, the importance of an earthquake kit.


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