Sen. Courtney wants $200M for school seismic upgrades

Statesman Journal
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sen. Peter Courtney, D-Salem, stood near the steps at McKinley Elementary Tuesday morning when he announced a plan for the 2015 Legislature to spend $200 million on seismic upgrades to schools.

"We do know like in China when an earthquake hit the schools, it was devestating the number of children that were lost there," Courtney said. "We do have this responsiblity to the children to try and get the schools to the point they can take this kind of hit."