Facts and Data:
- LUM buildings are safe by DSA standards (under the 1933 Field Act) to be used indefinitely.
- No school has collapsed and nobody has died in a California School due to earthquakes since the 1933 Field Act. 
- LUM buildings are not a lost cause. Experts says that there are cost effective alternatives to retrofit the buildings if necessary. 
- 25% of the Bay Area is at moderate to high risk of liquefaction. 
- Best practices to close a school, according to the California Department of Education, are not being followed at LUM school. 
- Schools in Alameda have not being tested using a Structural Performance Criteria (SPC) rating, which would allow easy comparison of safety across all schools in Alameda.
- More people die in earthquakes due to non-structural damages than structural damages. So the Non-structural Performance Criteria (NPC) rating should also be evaluated across all schools.
 "SEISMIC SAFETY INVENTORY OF CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS" (A Report to the Governor of California and the California State Legislature) Prepared by the Department of General Services (November 15, 2002)
 "PRELIMINARY MAPS OF QUATERNARY DEPOSITS AND LIQUEFACTION SUSCEPTIBILITY, NINE-COUNTY SAN FRANCISCO BAY REGION, CALIFORNIA: A DIGITAL DATABASE", U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-444.