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Martinez Elementary School torn down

Readers share thoughts of elementary school on Facebook

Posted: July 10, 2013 - 12:16am
Demolition continues on Martinez Elementary School to make way for a new school on the same site. Former pupils are sad to see the school go.  Photo by Jim Blaylock
Photo by Jim Blaylock
Demolition continues on Martinez Elementary School to make way for a new school on the same site. Former pupils are sad to see the school go.

Susan Wolfe Cale: My guys’ school … I hate to see the building being torn down, but it will be exciting to see the new one go up.

Jean Wren Roper: Sad. Lots of memories there. I remember being in the library when the announcement came over the intercom telling us the president (JFK) had been shot. I was in fifth grade, and we were all crying.

Susan Wheelin Shehata: Wow, I only went there for the seventh grade, but I always hate to see things I remember being torn down. Sad to see the little scissors, etc on the wall.

Sybil Covington Knapp: I went to school there in the first and second grade, then they built South Columbia. That was a very long time ago ... Sad to see it go!

Patricia Newsome Price: Hope they build it big enough to accommodate all the kids in the area, like the new Evans Elementary on Gibbs Rd. Build them big enough, then won’t have to build so many.

Kim Shaw Ball: That’s my old school. This makes me a little sad!

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Comments (10)

NickGardner

The old school might be torn

The old school might be torn down, but the new building that's going to be built on the same spot will make the difference for the next generations. Hopefully the construction project won't take too long, the students in the area will need it be completed in the shortest time and the Discount Metal panels Sacramento might help the builders to stick to the schedule.

annie27

Was any part of the building

Was any part of the building salvageable? Seeing it torn down like this seems such a waste, even though there must have been good reasons behind the demolition. Perhaps they will take better care of the future building, a good AC repair can go a long way in keeping mold and other issues at bay.

rachelsM

Well, at least they are going

Well, at least they are going to build a new one, there are many other schools out there which lay completely abandoned. It's nice to see large buildings being constructed in the neighborhood, with a bit of help they can find on http://www.accesscasters.com/ the construction work will be done in no time!

jerryrice

Although it is an unfortunate

Although it is an unfortunate event, the school board should take advantage of this situation and renovate the entire school building. Also, after the major renovations are done, they should install in each classroom an air conditioning system, like the one offered at http://ethicalairandplumbing.com/air-conditioning/. Besides, this company also offer professional AC maintenance.

jerryrice

If the school board wants to

If the school board wants to rebuild the school building, they will have a lot of work to do. In this case, they should collaborate with a professional constructor to be certain that the building will be well done and the foundation will be more resistant than the old one. Also, ordering in advance some useful construction materials and equipment and even electronic parts from http://www.getsparesllc.com/inventory/partList.jsp?start=645 will speed the entire project.

viviportman

It must be sad to see your

It must be sad to see your children's school torn down, but the new one will meet all the required standards. To make sure that will happen, the school board should take a look on https://www.licensetobuild.com/estimating-and-bidding-for-success/ to see what training a contractor must have, in order to conduct such a complex project.

jerryrice

Having the right construction

Having the right construction equipment will definitely speed things up and the school building will be finished much faster, of course, if the school board will want to restore the damaged building. For starters, because the foundation is the first one to build, a few dewatering pumps are mandatory when the workers will begin the project.

jerryrice

The school board must find a

The school board must find a qualified contractor to rebuild the building in time for the new school year. Meanwhile, to ease the contractor's work, the administration should gather all the school equipment and materials to store it in a secured place, until the building is ready. For example, some people resort to specialized storage units, like these ones from www.storcal.com to leave their personal belongings there as much as they want.

jerryrice

A building which was

A building which was destroyed in a natural calamity can be rebuilt once again, even better and stronger, using other construction companies, but for the HVAC systems, the school board should resort only to the services from http://www.indoortemp.com/. These specialists work with great professionalism and dedication, their work can be considered a masterpiece.

benjohnson

I have already heard about

I have already heard about this news from the newspaper itself. I was so sad when I heard this news. I couldn’t believe this. I think it was happened to get a new school building. assisted living in florida I am eagerly waiting for the inauguration of the new school building!

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