By Annie Brown
Dear IUSD Community,
In the two weeks since my last communication with you about the Portola High School site, IUSD has been working closely with officials from the California Department of Toxic Substances
Rendering of Portola High School Student Union
Control (DTSC), regarding their request to collect additional soil samples to reaffirm the safety of the site. On March 8, DTSC Division Chief Dot Lofstrom and her team met with IUSD staff at the school site to determine where the additional samples will be taken and to develop a draft workplan.
District staff will present the draft workplan to the IUSD Board of Education during a public meeting on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the District Office (5050 Barranca Parkway, Irvine). A representative from DTSC will be available to answer questions. The community is invited to attend and to provide public comments. For those who cannot attend the meeting, it will be broadcast live on Cox channel 39 and AT&T U-verse channel 99.
IUSD’s efforts remain focused on the safety of our community, while continuing to ensure that our process is as transparent as possible. We have provided a comprehensive webpage iusd.org/portolaconstruction that provides detailed information …read more
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