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District receives approval for maintenance tasks

April 12, 2011
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NEWARK, CA — Necessary maintenance projects for various buildings in the Newark Unified School District were approved at the most recent meeting of the district''s school board, according to the Newark Patch.

Parents had previously raised concerns over maintenance tasks not being performed that put students, teachers and support staff in potentially hazardous health and safety situations, the story stated.

Chief Business Official Steven Shields said: "Although we make every effort to resolve the issue as soon as possible, sometimes the issue recurs or a new issue develops. We will continue to make the repairs to the restrooms [notably those at Bunker Elementary School] a top priority, as they are integral to the safety and well-being of our students."

Tasks slated for completion over the district''s spring break holiday include installing a new sump pump and testing the fire alert system at Newark Memorial High School, the story noted.

Additional maintenance tasks, of which the district hopes to have completed over the summer break, include repairs to the pool at Newark Junior High School, the story added.

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