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Schools Ask $404,000 in Quake Repair Funds

December 24, 1987

The Glendale school board on Tuesday approved applications for $404,000 in federal and state disaster relief funds to repair earthquake damage to district buildings.

About three-quarters of the Glendale Unified School District's 35 schools and administration buildings sustained some damage, most of it minor, from the Oct. 1 Whittier earthquake, spokesman Vic Pallos said.

The federal and state funds would be used to reimburse the district's emergency reserve funds now being used to make repairs, Pallos said.

The district is spending about $200,000 to repair plaster cracks, replace damaged acoustical ceiling grids and repair electrical fixture anchoring devices in several schools.

About $175,000 is being spent to repair structural cracks in concrete and brick walls in many district buildings, while it is costing $29,000 to demolish a storage building that dates to 1924.

The storage building, in the district's maintenance and operations center at 333 W. Magnolia Ave., was once a classroom wing of Magnolia Elementary School, which closed in the 1950s.

The one-story building is now used to store excess school furniture and equipment, Pallos said.

He said district officials hope to complete the repairs within 60 days.

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