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Re: water mane burst next to La Entrada Middle School

From: Mueller, Ray <"Mueller,>
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 18:59:06 +0000

Hi Laurie,
I am happy to meet with the community at La Entrada. Starla, if professional staff could reach out to Lisa Cesario to set a date, that would be great. This is both appropriate and necessary.
With kind regards,
From: Laurie Sobel <sobellaurie_at_(domainremoved)
Sent: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:08:48 AM
Subject: water mane burst next to La Entrada Middle School

Hi -
I am a parent of 2 kids who attend La Entrada Middle School. As you are probably aware, a water main burst in October - causing school to be canceled for 2 days. Then last week - another water main burst causing school to be evacuated in the middle of the day. These water main breaks have cause damage to the school, relocation of classrooms, lost instruction time.and major headaches for parents to figure out how to pick up their kids from school and supervision for canceled days.

In addition to the damage to buildings, teachers have lost valuable items - some sentimental. I know my son's Latin teacher, Eleanor Stuart, has been affected. Her classroom was the first one to flood (shin deep water) last Thursday. She lost items that were both monetarily valuable and sentimental (gifts from her father). She was trying to keep her students safe and try to rescue her items at the same time.

The city should establish a fund for teachers to claim reimbursement for their lost and damaged items.

In addition, the city council should come to La Entrada to brief the community and why these water manes have burst, what the city is doing to ensure this does not continue to happen, and address community concerns going forward. This meeting should be scheduled for before the winter break.

Thank you for your consideration.

Best regards,

Laurie Sobel
La Entrada Middle School Parent
Received on Tue Dec 04 2018 - 10:56:30 PST

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