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Several schools get seismic upgrades in Roseburg School District

Several schools get seismic upgrades in Roseburg School District

ROSEBURG, Ore. - The Roseburg School District is taking steps to keep students safe in case of an earthquake.

Green, Fullerton and Huecrest Elementary each got $1.5 million for seismic rehabilitation projects with money from state grants. Improvements include steel infrastructure and roofing.

"Creating a safe structure on the inside, so it's more than just making it look pretty," said Cheryl Northam, the District Chief Operations Officer. "It's actually keeping the structure upright in the event of an earthquake."

Seismic upgrades were first made at Green Elementary after it was considered a very high risk in case of an earthquake.

Improvements will continue at schools across the district.


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