• EVERY STUDENT, EVERY CHANCE, EVERY DAY •Dr. David E. Cash, Superintendent • 720 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 • (805) 963-4338
Friday, July 6, 2012
The Saturday morning, July 7, 2012 helicopter HVAC (heating, ventilation, and cooling system) lift at Dos Pueblos High School has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning, July 11, 2012. The project was rescheduled because the helicopter needed to accomplish the task has been in Montana supporting the fight against wildfires. The helicopter will soon be returning to Southern California and will be available briefly, after servicing, for use at the high school.
The old HVAC units were removed by helicopter from Dos Pueblos High School's roofs in early April 2012.
On Wednesday, from approximately 8:00 a.m. until noon, 17 new HVAC units will be lifted by helicopter from the Dos Pueblos High School parking lot at Cathedral Oaks and Alameda streets (next to the Elings Performing Arts Center) and placed on about a dozen buildings.
To accomplish the task, FAA requires a closed campus. Summer school is currently in session. All July 11, 2012, summer school classes at Dos Pueblos High School will be cancelled. The school district's TeleParent automated call system will be used this evening to inform parents of the cancellation.
The four-hour use of a helicopter to move the HVAC units is the most efficient and cost-effective means of accomplishing the task. The use of cranes would require days and, as noted, in some campus locations the space configurations would not allow for the use of cranes.
Dos Pueblos High School's construction work is made possible through Measure Q2010 bond funds.