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Capital needs for PPS Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Further to yesterday's posting about the need for capital improvements in Portland Public Schools, here are a few more photos from Lincoln High School.

About a month ago—just as the fall playoffs were starting—the school district contracted an engineering firm to inspect all of the grandstands in the city. Lincoln's 56-year-old grandstand showed enough deficiencies that the school board decided to close the facility.

You can read more about the story in the Cardinal Times (student newspaper) and in The Oregonian.

More recently, some folks with influence have publicly been musing about moving the school to a new location entirely. That, of course, would solve the problem with the grandstands, but it's going to take a few years ...