EDUCATION

State fire marshal talks about Lake Mountain Middle School delays

Sep 13, 2019, 1:41 PM
Saratoga Springs school...
Lake Mountain Middle School rendering, courtesy Alpine School District

A school in Saratoga Springs school delayed opening its doors. Classes were scheduled to start last week, but the state fire marshal has not yet given his approval.

When the State Fire Marshal Coy Porter went perform the inspection last week, it was clear that the school wasn’t ready.

Palettes with materials stacked on top were scattered around the main corridors of Lake Mountain Middle School.

“They had quite a bit of finish work still to do which would have created a lot of construction dust,” Porter says.

The dust was an issue because it would have interfered with a test of the fire alarms.

The smoke detectors had dust covers installed on them.

To perform the fire alarm tests the dust covers on all of the smoke detectors would need to be removed.

Following the test, the dust covers would need to reinstalled.

They set another inspection date for this coming Monday. The construction had delays out of their control at the beginning of the project. The Alpine school District says they will wait till the all clear before telling students and parents and teachers a firm start date.

The long-delayed new middle school in Saratoga Springs will have this weekend to get ready for their inspection.

They fire authorities will go back Monday morning. Porter says the district, community and contractor have all been patient with each other over delays outside of their control.

Porter says it is not uncommon to give a temporary occupancy permit, because the construction company will still have work to do on the other parts of the school when the kids are in.

Education

Westminster campus. The school is offering porn class...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Westminster College gathering social media attention for offering pornography class

A film class being offered for the first time this fall at Westminster College is garnering both negative and positive attention.
1 month ago
Natural History Museum of Utah releases Triceratops Traits...
Waverly Golden

Natural History Museum of Utah releases Triceratops Traits online program

A new investigation program for middle school science classes has been released by the National History Museum of Utah.
1 month ago
Central Wasatch...
Waverly Golden

Central Wasatch Commission releases beta version of new software

The Environmental Dashboard beta version has been released by Central Wasatch Commission for public feedback.
1 month ago
New eligibility rules for pandemic-EBT program...
Waverly Golden

New eligibility guidelines for Pandemic-EBT

Utah households will have to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits with their local school by May 6 to possibly receive Pandemic-EBT.
1 month ago
more school resources, temporary school shutdown, midvale schools water main break...
Waverly Golden

Draper officials oppose creation of a new school district

The Mayor and City Council of Draper oppose local residents pursuing new school district.
1 month ago
The Tooele County School District Board of Education announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Mark E...
Mark Jones

Tooele County School District names Dr. Mark Ernst as new superintendent

The Tooele County School District Board of Education announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Mark Ernst as the district's new superintendent.
1 month ago

Sponsored Articles

Prescription opioid...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
...

Tax Tuesday: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Filing Their Taxes

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: How will last year’s child tax credits affect you?

Fortunately, for most average earners, they will not end up owing overpayments received for the Child Tax Credit in 2021.
...

Tax Tuesday: Key Information Before the Filing Deadline

Businesses can receive a credit of up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $21,000 per employee in 2021.
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
State fire marshal talks about Lake Mountain Middle School delays