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Second Appeal Summary
PA ID# 001-91006; Oakland Unified School District
DSR ID# 97465; Elementary School Repairs & Material Replacement
Citation: Appeal Brief; Second Appeal; Oakland Unified School District; FEMA-1044-DR-CA; PA 001-91006
Cross Reference: DSR 97465; School Repairs and Material Replacement; Category E
Summary: The heavy rains of 1995, ponded on the flat-topped roof of Stonehurst Elementary School in Oakland Unified School District (District). A February 20, 1995, inspection indicated that excessive rain entered the school's ventilation system, damaging classroom materials. Subsequently, FEMA prepared DSR 97465 for $7,732 for classroom materials. However, the DSR did not include any funding for facility repairs. Upon review, funding for personal classroom materials was eliminated and the DSR was approved for $4,304. In the first appeal, the District contended all of the classroom materials ($7,732) were the District's property and requested reinstatement of the $3,428. The Regional Director determined that the damages were a result of a later sewerline overflow (April 20, 1995) and not DR-1044 (January 3, 1995, through February 10, 1995). The appeal was denied and the original $4,304 was de-obligated. The District requested a time extension to differentiate the damages attributable to each event. In the second appeal, the applicant is requesting $43,096 for carpet and wall repairs, fences, engineering and re-obligation of DSR 97645. The District contends that the damages were a result of DR-1044 and provided a breakdown of expenses and invoices in support of the appeal.
- Does the provided documentation demonstrate that the damages to the school facility were a direct result of DR-1044?
- Does the provided documentation demonstrate that the damages to the classroom materials were a direct result of DR-1044?
- No. The documentation provided does not demonstrate that the damages were a direct result of DR-1044.
- Yes. The damages to the materials were identified in the February 20, 1995, DSR, which was prepared prior to the later sewer overflow. The documentation also demonstrates the materials were the applicant's property. As such, $7,732 is eligible for funding.
Rationale: 44 CFR 206.223 (a)(1)