Thomas Edison Charter Academy A public non-profit TK-8 school in San Francisco

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During the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years our campus facility underwent extensive building upgrades to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The upgrades reconstructed bathrooms, entrances and classroom spaces to meet federal standards, and updated many parts of the facility, including plumbing, bathrooms, electrical systems, roofs, windows and heating, as well as resurfaced the playground, added a new play structure and received new paint.

In 2012, volunteers from joined with our students to repaint new outdoor playground lines, increasing opportunities for physical education, play-based activities and games.

These recent renovations have provided our students and faculty with a bright, clean atmosphere that fosters learning, while preserving architecturally-significant features of the original structure.

School Safety Plan

TECA maintains a current and comprehensive emergency plan that includes protocols for preparedness and reaction to all types of emergencies, including earthquakes and other natural disasters, chemical and biological material emergences, and violence and threats. All staff members are trained on emergency procedures at the beginning of the school year. Monthly emergency drills are conducted throughout the year in conjunction with the San Francisco Fire Department. The building alarm system and other emergency equipment are serviced yearly, or as needed. Material safety data sheets are maintained on all chemicals used in the building, all electrical closets are kept empty and major furniture and shelving is bolted securely in place.

The TECA Emergency Plan which was updated and adopted by the Board in 2010 along with the attendance and tardy procedures.  All teachers have a copy of this emergency plan on hand. Further, TECA’s Safety Committee (which includes teachers and other staff) provides ongoing professional development throughout the year on safety. TECA also holds regular varied safety drills throughout the year. A complete copy of the TECA Emergency Plan is available in the school office.

We encourage all interested families to come on a tour to see our beautifully renovated facility.