Speech to Text for Hoover Elementary School
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cassidy says, "just taking a look around where i am right now, you can tell construction is underway. there's workers in front of me, workers behind me in this hallway and also inside this gym. this gym will act as a community resource following a seismic event, they will be handing out supplies from there and it will also be used as a shelter." matt says, "you know in light of the recent activity we've had of the earthquakes, it kind of reinforces the relevancy of it. you know, preparation is key." upgrades to hoover elementary started around spring break this year.... this is one of five schools in the medford school district to receive these seismic updates... but this school in particular is unique because the whole campus is getting updated. matt says, "we've done washington, ruch, griffith, howard, but not all those campuses are completely done, so we will have to go back to do additional work. but our hoover campus is the first we were able to touch every space here." in addition to a 1.5 million dollar grant, the district contributed 500-thousand. that extra money is what allowed the entire campus to be upgraded... matt says, "the gym and cafeteria will be brought up to immediate occupancy standards, the rest of the site will be brought up to life safety standards." immediate occupancy standards means those areas should sustain the earthquake... and be able to be used right after for shelter if needed. and the rest of the campus will be upgraded to life safety standards... meaning all staff and students will be able to get out of the building safely. these upgrades take months, sometimes even years. matt says, "we have to chip away at this every year." in medford, cassidy delamarter, newswatch12. this school