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Lum Elementary School Seismic Issue

Repair and Replacement Study

At the Board of Education meeting on January 23, 2018 the Board of Education heard a presentation on the potential work and costs involved in repairing or replacing Lum Elementary School. The draft report and presentation are below. You can watch video of the presentation and subsequent discussion here.

Resolution to Move Students, Staff

At its public meeting on May 23, 2017, AUSD's Board of Education voted to relocate students and staff from Lum Elementary School due to seismic safety risks. The resolution on which the Board voted is here.

Background Documents

Engineering Reports for Other Schools

We are in the process of posting the soil and structural engineering reports for the other AUSD campuses. Please go here to find the reports.


Press Releases and Other Communications

FAQs on Lum Safety Risk

Why is the district saying Lum Elementary may not be safe? Analyses of the soil at Lum have shown that the land under and around the buildings is at high risk for significant liquefaction settlement ...more

Message to Lum Families on School Assignments (June 2, 2017)

Dear Lum Families,

A number of you have called the Student Services Department asking for your child’s school assignment letters for the 2017-18 year. As promised, the letters were mailed out Friday, ...more

Map of Soil Sample Sites at Lum Elementary School

The first soil sample at Lum was taken where the new building was to be constructed. When that sample showed that the area could be subject to significant liquefaction, AUSD ordered the engineers to sample four more areas on the campus. All of the samples came back with the same result. This map shows the site of all five borings.


How to Stay Informed

We are updating this website frequently with reports, FAQs, board and staff updates, and district communications. Please check back regularly!

You also can follow us on Twitter @AUSDNews, "like" us ...more


District Advisory Committee

AUSD sent a press release about the formation of a District Advisory Committee to evaluate and make recommendations on six district properties on September 22, 2017. The release and application went to all families and employees, as well as local media. Staff also promoted it on AUSD's social media channels.

The September 22 press release is here.

The application for the District Advisory Committee is here.

FAQ on 2017-18 Temporary Boundary Changes

On May 23, 2017, AUSD's Board of Education voted to move students and staff off the Lum Elementary School campus for the 2017-18 school year due to concerns about seismic safety. While the future of ...more

Board of Education Meeting Recaps

January 23, 2018: The architect and structural engineer presented their report on the potential cost of repairing or replacing Lum Elementary School. The Board asked us for a community meeting about ...more

School Information Nights: June 15, 2017

Principals and PTA volunteers at all of the receiving schools welcomed Lum families to their new campuses on June 15. Topics of discussion included bell schedules, special programs, school traditions, volunteer opportunities, and afterschool care options. Thank you to all who helped organize these sessions or attended!


We will be updating this page frequently with new Q&As for the FAQ, reports, timelines, and press releases. If you have a question that is not covered in the FAQ, please send it to our question line.