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San Francisco to require private schools to be seismically evaluated
San Francisco to require private schools to be seismically evaluated

San Francisco will become the first city in California to close a major loophole in laws that are supposed to keep schoolchildren safe during earthquakes with a vote Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The board unanimously approved a law that would require private schools to find out if classroom buildings would collapse in an earthquake. The law would not require a seismic retrofit, but some schools say that they would voluntarily retrofit if they find out their buildings need strengthening to avoid deaths in the next big earthquake.  Mayor Ed Lee said he will sign the law. Government officials have long known that California’s private...

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