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.