County's older schools are reaping the benefits of a
two-year, $3 million plan to provide much-needed facelifts
to the aging facilities.
fact, it's difficult not to notice recent cosmetic changes
at Grundy and Council high schools, where brand new windows
have given the buildings a fresh and updated appearance.
made a tremendous difference in the look of our
building," Council High Principal Karen Taylor said.
"The community loves it."
High School will soon boast new windows, as well. School
Superintendent Tommy P. Justus said that school's shipment
of replacement windows has already been delivered and
installation is expected to begin soon.
windows are impacting the schools, as far as appearance, as
much as anything we've done," Justus said.
recent window upgrades -- absorbing nearly $1 million in
capital outlay funding -- are part of what has become a
two-year undertaking to make improvements to schools
countywide. In total, more than $1.7 million will be spent
during the current fiscal year on replacing windows and
exterior doors, making ceiling repairs and upgrading
restrooms and plumbing, among various other projects.
installation of exterior replacement doors at Council,
Hurley and Grundy high schools (a $236,503 effort) is next
on the list of projects that will be completed, Justus
confirmed Monday. Also scheduled for completion soon is a
$220,000 project to upgrade restrooms, showers and plumbing
at Grundy High. Similar projects for Council and Hurley are
included in the school board's 2007-08 capital outlay wish
list, Justus added.
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