10 Years Later, Garfield Renovations Are A Problem
Sunday 01 August 2059 47728 Shares
The iconic Garfield High School received a $107.4 million renovation between summer 2006 and fall 2008, which make it the most expensive school renovation in Seattle Public Schools (SPS).
However, the city did not closely monitor the quality of the renovations and 10 years later the school is starting to fall apart. The school's state of the art “Quincy Jones Theater" has tiles that are falling from the ceiling and some of the new science rooms have problems with plumbing.
The school district is still working on a plan to figure out what to do with current and future students. Mr. Zimmermann, one of the English teachers at the school who also helps with the student newspaper, told reporters: "This is absolutely outrageous and Seattle should be embarrassed!" Part of the school will be closed for the 2018-19 school year to ensure students' safety.