The Killam Elementary School opened in 1969, and has not undergone any significant renovations since opening. While the facility has been well-maintained, it is now 53 years old and has a number of deficiencies. The building is not fully ADA-compliant, including bathrooms and entry points to some classrooms and common areas. The water fountains have been unusable for years due to lead levels, requiring the district to provide drinking water through expensive and wasteful water bottles. Many of the windows and doors are original to the school, so they are not energy efficient and create challenges with maintaining comfort levels. There is a fire alarm system, but no fire suppression system. Sightlines to the main doors are poor, presenting a security concern. Due to the age of the foundation, there have been some issues with water infiltration.
Below is the complete introduction to the Warrant Article (pdf) as well as a voice-over of the article coupled with drone footage of the exterior of the Killam Elementary School. We’ll also have an interior walk-through video out by the end of the week.