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Dugout Snafu Will Cost CUSD $92K

San Juan Hills High will rip out and replace its existing structures, which were finished just a few months ago.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Updated Monday, Aug. 20 with information from the school district.

The will spend nearly $100,000 to rip out the almost-new dugouts at and replace them with properly permitted structures.

At a special Tuesday meeting, the district's board of trustees hired RSB Group Inc. to replace the school's with Division of the State Architect-approved dugouts for $92,400.

The current dugouts, which are just a few months old, were amid safety concerns.

According to Capo spokesman Marcus Walton, parents received approval to build the dugouts from an employee who is no longer with the district.

"However, the construction was not DSA approved," he said. "Because the parents received erroneous information, the district chose to correct the problem, ensuring that the dugouts that meet DSA standards."

Clark Hampton, CUSD deputy superintendent of business and support services, said the new dugouts should be finished before school starts.

In other news, the board:

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the agency that would approve the dugout design. It is the Division of the State Architect.

Alberto Barrera August 14, 2012 at 04:20 PM
I just love the smell of incompetent government agencies in the morning.
wschrimp August 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM
So is the Board going to go after the last contactor for the money, or was it the Boards mistake. This story does not seem complete, who's at fault? I guess our kids will just have to suffer another 100K loss to school improvements.
pony parent August 14, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Can I get my donation for the dugout back?
Capo Parent August 14, 2012 at 11:24 PM
Come on, a dugout, give me a break. Is there anything CUSD can't screw up?
Penny Arévalo (Editor) August 20, 2012 at 06:49 PM
About how this happened, here's what the district sent me this a.m.: Parents received approval to build the dugouts from an employee who is no longer with the district. However, the construction was not DSA approved. Because the parents received erroneous information, the district chose to correct the problem, ensuring that the dugouts that meet DSA standards.
Capo Parent August 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM
In other words, CUSD screwed up, again.

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