Good afternoon Terramar Task Force:
This email is to provide a quick update on the status at Terramar Elementary School.
I do want to provide some clarifications since the last
exchange of emails, please do not mistake this as trying to be
argumentative. There is air conditioning in the hallways. The air
conditioning is served off of the classroom units as there are not a
dedicated units for just the hallways. This was the original design of
the academic building and it remains as such after we replaced the units
this past summer. In addition, we have continued to use CRS for all
the remediation efforts as they were used on the previous remediation
efforts. Terracon was used to do the campus assessment and they are the
ones that recommended CRS. Also, the attached reports from
Envirocheck indicate that the janitor's closet in the administration
building has now passed.
As a follow up to the underground water lines, I reviewed the
construction drawings and the utilities enter the academic building at
the main entrance to the building and are not run under the slab. Based
on this, I do not see that we have a leaking water line (domestic water
or fire line) that would be leaking under the slab of the academic
building. Consequently, I have not contacted the City of Peoria about
their fire line on our campus.
We have deployed temperature and humidity sensors in the first
floor of the academic building. The Art Classroom is reporting relative
humidity readings of about 55% (occasionally spiking to 60%) and one of
the Kindergarten Classrooms (Room 101) is reading between 50% and 51%.
A contributing factor is that the Art Classroom is all open concrete,
while the Kindergarten Classroom does have some carpet. We will get
readings in other classrooms to see if the different floor
configurations yield noticeably different results. If we learn this to
be the case, we can consider making changes to the floor configurations
in those areas that have large uncarpeted areas.
With the rain from Tuesday, October 6th we did have some areas in
the academic building that did leak. Most of this was around windows
and we are assessing the areas that were breached and making a plan to
address improving these areas of concern.
Thanks to Ms. Best, we were introduced to an agency that has
offered to assist us to improve the Terramar campus, the Education
Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC). I have been in contact with Dr. Vic
Hellman and he has requested the assistance from their subject expert,
Mr. James Camp. We are in the process of coordinating a conference call
for next week. I will keep the Task Force Updated as I find out more
about the possibility of the EFC providing assistance.
Please let me know if you have any questions.