(ESIP Task A.6.f
1933 Long Beach Earthquake killed 115 people and damaged several schools leading to the passage of the Field Act.
The Private Schools Earthquake Safety Working Group, comprised of volunteer parents, school representatives, other interested persons, and City staff, is studying the technical and policy issues related to the earthquake risk of private school buildings in San Francisco, and will propose ideas for how the City may best address private school safety. The group will explore challenging issues such as community expectation for school safety, evaluation of earthquake risk, and potential building improvement opportunities. No evaluations of individual school buildings will be performed as part of this work, rather the studies will look generally at the types, age and distribution of buildings used for private schools. A report on the findings of this Working Group are planned to be delivered to the City Administrator and the Mayor in late 2013.
Private Schools Earthquake Safety Working Group
The Earthquake Safety Implementation Program has convened a working group of parents, school board members, school representatives, city staff, design professionals, and interested residents to explore the issue of private school earthquake safety. Please click here to download
the Private Schools Earthquake Safety Working Group Statement.
Visit the Get Involved page
for more details.
The Private Schools Earthquake Safety Working Group meeting at the EPICENTER