Few school districts have requested results of a 2002 California survey that found 7,537 buildings that might perform poorly and imperil students in the event of a big earthquake, and even fewer have attempted to upgrade buildings. The study found that about 10 percent of the total number of school buildings in California, could fall short of achieving life-safety performance in future earthquakes. It estimated retrofitting them to this standard would cost $4.7 billion.
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