LASD moves forward with replacing Egan roof

Courtesy of LASD
A schematic from the Feb. 13 Los Altos School District board meeting points to the damage in the Egan Junior High School roof.

The roof of the two-story classroom building at Egan Junior High School has been leaking during the rainy season, prompting Los Altos School District officials to take action to remedy the situation.

After a lengthy discussion about grants and public funds district officials could seek to fund the project, trustees last month approved opening the repair work to bids for completion over the summer.

Randy Kenyon, assistant superintendent for business services, said the project, which includes removing 15-year-old HVAC units from the roof, would cost the district approximately $1.4 million. If the installation of solar panels were added to the project, it would run an additional $400,000.

To reduce operating costs and improve energy efficiency at Egan, officials discussed available grants to offset the price tag.

PG&E would provide $250,000 in grants for energy-efficiency enhancements, but that figure does not include solar. The district also has approximately $880,000 in Proposition 39 funds to spend on energy-efficiency upgrades.

While the board approved moving forward with the Egan roof project, trustees have not officially decided how to finance it or how to use the Proposition 39 funds.

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