While teachers, staff members and students were enjoying the summer with friends and family, Director of Facilities Anthony Vecchione and members of the district’s custodial and buildings and grounds staff were hard at work preparing all five buildings for the return of educators and children in September.

Throughout the district, classrooms, hallways, offices and parking lots were repainted and lighting fixtures and ceiling tiles were replaced. Along with facility care, the staff attended to landscaping and masonry projects such as maintaining the quality of the turf fields and beautifying the grounds with trees, shrubs and flowers. Carpentry repairs were completed throughout the buildings as well, including the installation of shelving, handrails, new doors and hardware.

Among some of the larger projects, Chestnut Street received a new awning at the bus entrance to protect students and staff during inclement weather. Computers and phones were rewired at the middle school, while a new circuit breaker was installed in the basement of Cornwell Avenue. Whiteboards and projectors were installed at George Washington Elementary School and the high school, which also received renovations to its radiators.

Superintendent of Schools Patricia Sullivan-Kriss, administrators and faculty thanked Mr. Vecchione and all staff members involved for making the repairs in a timely and efficient manner and preparing all buildings for learning in the new academic year.