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Page 6 - The lssaquah Press, Wednesday, October 26, 1983 'andals plague schools... Continued from Page l lifting (he glass away, according {o l)ave Edfeldt, who eaches math and com- puter classes. "Ihe computers have been cplaced, but Edfeldt doubts the districf should buy more valuable equipment until security is nghtened. While lssaquah High is equipped with an alarm system in one portion of the building, its vulnerable neighbor lssaquah Junior High is the only secondary school in the district with no security system at all. I1 is also the closest school to downtown Issaquah and only a stone's throw from the heavily-used issaquah Pool. Ironically, it is also only a block away from the dis- triers security office and about three blocks away from the Issaquah Police sta- tion. "Anybody can cohle in over that six-foot wall," lamented Principal Tom Bradley. "There's no way of shutting off any area of the school." Vandals and burglars have not only scaled the walls, but dropped down from the rough through a vent into the main office, where they broke windows and generally tore the place apart. Last year the school tried shutting out all the lights at night, a system that has worked well in other school districts, but not for the junior high. So many other activities are going on at night, such as parks and recreation programs, the lights can't be turned out un- til quite late, said Bradley. Liberty High, though it suffered the third highest losses in the district over the past two years, nonetheless sustained half the losses of lssaquah Junior High and one quarter the losses of lssa- quah High. But its security is also unique in the district -- a family lives full time in a trailer on the school grounds. In return for their utility costs, paid for by the school district, the family listens to sound monitors in the school after hours and generally keeps an eye on the grounds. Even so, Liberty suffered a number of thefts in the last school year, the most expen- sive being cassette recorders valued at $1700, taken last November. The school also lost $600 worth of musical instruments last February. Other school districts have tried various security methods with varying suc- cess. Most districts use some form of lssaquah's system, which involves security patrols roving the district in the after-school hours and on weekends. Other districts have come to rely more heavily on alarm equipment and sound and motion detec- tors installed in the buildings. Bellevue security chief Bob Rose says all secondary schools in his district have some form of alarm designed not only to deter would-be vandals and burglars, but capture them. Silent alarm systems were responsible for the apprehension of about a dozen persons in the past year. He estimates it costs be- tween $6,000 and $7,000 to equip a school with an alarm system and that even that ex- pense can be broken down in- to small projects added on to over several years. Tahoma's business manager John McNaughton says alarm systems have been installed on all five of the dis- trict's schools and that families also live in rental houses and trailers nearby some schools, just as the family at Liberty High. Tahoma's only vandalism incident last year took place over the summer, when so- meone shot out the windows of the school buses. The dis- trict suffered an insignificant number of thefts. In Mercer Island, van- dalism was reduced when lights were turned out after hours. Plus, the district saves an average of $14,000 per year at the high school alone in reduced utility costs, according to recently-retired security chief Dick Ander- son. Mercer Island has also begun marking major equip- ment, which has cut down on what it calls "mysterious losses. ' ' The Issaquah School Dis- trict administration has made no recommendation to the School Board on what should be done about the security situation, but Superintendent Jim Swick indicates the issue will not die with the one report. Information for this article was compiled by Press editor Rodi Shemeta Ludlum, reporter Terry McLafferty, intern Phil Johnson and Issa- quah High student Donna Green. LOSSES IN SURROUNDING DISTRICTS 1982-83 # OF VAN- AV. LOSS DISTRICT SCHOOLS DALISM THEFT TOTAL PER NNnlmmmmmlllmmll|mmmmmmlm=-mmmmmmmmmmnmmnml! Mirror•ant, Pine i INVENTORY SALE VIKING GARDEN WINDOWS Lake areas to get = 3-36x47, neg.$395.00 s235 °° : 1-36x60, Reg. $501.00 S295 °° " 10% OFF cable TVservJce = • ALL OTHER GARDEN - WINDOWS TV walchers in the Mirror- Both areas have relatively 1 f-----------ISSAQUAH mont and Pine Lake Plateau low density housing, which 1 areas will be getting cable TV does not make it attractive II Id I I GILASS service soon, even (hough for cable companies, who n INC. 392-5333 both areas are technically look for an average 75 homes • considered too rural for a cable TV company to break even on. Installation of aerial lines will begin immediately in the Plateau area, with the first service going to homes in the lssaquah-Fall City Road area. Those homes should have service within the next two or three months, accord- ing to Viacom spokesman Bill Lawson. Eventually 50 aerial lines of cable and 10 underground miles will be installed in an area bounded by Redmond- Fall City Road to the north, Issaquah-Fall City Road to the south, Beaver Lake Drive to the east and Lake Sam- mamish Parkway to the west. The project will cost an estimated $1 million. Mirrormont cable TV ser- vice will be handled by All Points Associates and con- struction will be done in three six-month phases. In the first phase, four miles of under- ground cable will be laid in the Mirrormont area, while the second phases will branch out and eventually cover a 57-square mile area and 2,400 homes nearly as far south as Enumclaw. SCHOOL All Points will have two ISSAQUAH 13 12,522 14,347 26,869  years to install the system, 9 9f  1  91 fV Ola according to a nearly-final RENTON .... , .... , ..... , ..... ., ............ franchise agreement with TACOMA 5 3,00 O 3,151Y0 700 King County. A final public SNOQUALMIE 5 1,449 600 2,049 409 hearing on the All Points MERCER ISLAND 5 9,762 2,000 11,762 2352 franchise will be held Mon- oay, ovember 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the King County J' nuuuunmm= Council chambers I 'YOUR THREE WHEELER DEALER" / NEW '84 AT(: MODELS / NOW o. SAUl I .... • p.o2e w { rib's | 454-5041 ILL ARMSTRONG HIWAY ARMSTRONG TRACTION BRAKE REPAIR I (gncluael a. Imm| aa 111, .heB atum, fumes I 800-16.5/8 72.71 I a.4 .,,,..,,,..,,,.,,,o.,.,.,b,,,-50 , 875-16.518 77.38 ' 3.95 , ,,=, t= =,,, =,, , ,,, t, v ] 950"16.5/8 87.44 ] 4.43 '''"''""=""=') 112-16.5/6 109,95 I 570 TRISUN STEEL.BELTED RADIALS [NFGoodrich ALL TERRAIN RADIAL BEST STEEL RADIAL PICK UP, R.V., CAMPER SPECIAL ALE ,r? ,/.J" 155 R 12 155 R 13 16513 *PINNED FOR STUDS *STUDS LEGAL NOVEMBER 1 38.58 + FET 165R15 53.99 + FET 41.66 + FET 175/70R13 47.87 + FET 44.61 + FET 185/70R13 51.75 + FET Offer good through 11-11-83. 1380 N.W. Mall rsR1 51.40 + FET 185/70R14 48.07 + FET 185R14 57.58 +FET 1D5'70R14 63.79 +FET S PRICES INCLUDE ) TIRE STUDDING 695oe.t..o ,OUN,,ALANOE SALE ENDS OCT. 29 . . . ISSAQUAH a0 N.W. Gilman Blvd. 392-3831 00,ZE per street mile in order to make a profit. The Mirror- mont area has about 40 homes per mile and the Pla- teau area about 33 per street mile. The Mirrormont franchise is a "bold venture" for the company, says County Council spokesman Bill Lum. As for Viacom,s plans to build in an even lower den- sity area, spokesman Lawson says the company is relying on the heavy growth expected to take place there in the coming years. "We've been Iooki0g at the Plateau area for several years. We like to be ahead of major development. The construction costs are lower now than they will be in the future, and we are also coun- ting on high interest of home- wITH . i -o x: tr) c,lr')'t7 Renton-lssaquah Road (Highway 900) (k[ 1 Urk r-13kI Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CLOSED SUNDAYE Climb ¥llut I ;)0 Of I Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll I Illilililillilllllllililillilllillill -: EOO OPTICAL'S • FR GLASSES owners to subscribe to the service." A series of community meetings with Plateau residents and cable com- panies held over the past several months indicated an "overwhelming" interest in the service, says Lawson. The meetings were arranged and followed up by the Ridge Runner Community Club and member Jerry Seiff, who m = ( CHINESE-KOREAN-JAPANESE spearheaded the campaign : ,A,.l for service • ' , • .  '41£ ANTIQUES -- ART-- HOME FURNISHINGS 'The company has bent 7. lr   .'1, over backwards to ac- • " LIm , A I OFF commodateus," saidSeiff, _a k"'tr/ qE Ul THE REGULAR PRICE adding that Viacom had even _=  p  ''D   ALL FINE FURNITURE a • CHESTS -- TABLES -- CHAIRS agreed to add more than • • /n I I d DINING ROOM SETS-- TARSUS mile nf ,-nhlo In ac- •  hM • U NESTS OFTABLES--SCREENS ......  ........ . •  I  • ' DESKS -- CABINETS -- TRUNKS commoaate most memners •  Offer expires Dec. 31,1983. of the community club. i  Tues. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p,m, i •  45 a. SUNSET WAY ISSAQUAH WA (206)392.8000 , • a n '  I I • --  Layaw y co trac s cash checks andbat k cards welcomed N cnoos no ranger = . T,ADE "TE,N,,,O,A'O, SS,O0,./,.o accept .............. Canadmn I,,,,,,..,...,...,,..,;;.';;;;'/,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,. coins : * . "!"I 1 , T . • 00ashl0n 00out] ue The Issaquah School • ,l ,l',41 ,flil g q District will no longer accept -= 441 ap' I  O tli o  ! 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