Allegiant Precast Concrete installed twenty (20) in-ground “Easy Access” 6’x12’ Concrete Storm Shelters at Peggs Public Schools. These shelters will ensure that the students, faculty, and staff of Peggs will have a safe place in times of severe weather. The “Easy Access” is the most affordable in-ground shelter solution that provides easy access without the use of metal ladders.
Somewhere in the range of $200 per student is all it cost to have the Easy Access installed.In November 2015, after reading about a school that had been awarded a grant from the government to build a storm shelter on the school property at a cost of close to $4,800 per student, we decided to do a calculation on how much the Allegiant Precast Easy Access storm shelters cost per student. The results are astounding. Somewhere in the range of $200 per student is all it cost to have the Easy Access installed. Compared to this other schools $4,800 per student, no wonder so many schools don’t have much hope that they will get awarded a grant to install shelters on their school grounds.
One would think that every school district in America could afford a one time payment of $200 per student to make sure the students and staff of the school would be safe during times of sever weather.Allegiant Precast saves money by manufacturing the shelters in a controlled manufacturing environment and then ships the finished products to the school for installation. Another cost savings can be had by grouping the shelters together having to actually dig fewer large holes instead of several small holes. These costs savings are going to make it possible for many more schools to have storm shelters that thought they couldn’t before. One would think that every school district in America could afford a one time payment of $200 per student to make sure the students and staff of the school would be safe during times of severe weather.
The superintendent at Peggs Public Schools recognized that his students and staff were at risk and decided to do something about it. At a minimal cost to his district the students, faculty, and staff now have a place to go the next time severe weather hits the Peggs area during school hours.