After school fire, Washington, D.C., scrambles to prepare replacement facility

Jan. 4, 2011
Takoma Education Center sustained $2 million in damage

From The Washington Post: Washington, D.C., officials were left scrambling over the holidays for a new facility after a three-alarm fire Dec. 22 caused $2 million worth of damage to the second and third floors of the Takoma Education Center's building. The good news was that the former Meyer Elementary School, which closed in June 2008, was still a building with "solid bones," says Anthony DeGuzman, director of the D.C. school facilities office. To house Takoma’s 328 students, the building had to be cleaned, painted, furnished and decorated for grades pre-K through eight. School opened on time Monday morning.

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