Former school architect to leave Palo Alto

District will replace man who lost license due to unsafe elementary school

A new construction manager for Palo Alto schools will replace a man who earlier designed an elementary school condemned as unsafe and subsequently demolished, Superintendent Kevin Skelly announced Monday.

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Posted by observer
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 14, 2008 at 5:46 pm

This doesn't seem quite as bad as the Vanir construction manager for "Building for Excellence" being indicted for child pornography in 2002. Web Link

I don't recall reading about that story in any local papers.

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 14, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Did he get severence pay?

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Posted by Gunn parent
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 14, 2008 at 9:52 pm

Kudos to Skelly for moving quickly once this information came to light. The district needs to move forward based on trust.

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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Is this the same architect who designed the Science rooms at JLS that have 4 concrete walls, and NO windows?

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