A new coat of paint, a fresh layer of wax, and — possibly — some new LED lights are part of the district’s plan to spruce up its nine school buildings over April break.
“We’re going to start painting the hallways, and we’re going to use an epoxy-type paint that’s more durable,” said Superintendent Dr. William Collins at the Board of Education meeting’s March 11.
He instructed the schools receiving the improvements to mark any murals on the way that they want preserved.
Going forward all murals will be painted on boards then mounted on the walls, Collins said, so that crews can paint over the walls.
“We don’t want paint handprints on the wall that we then have to go around,” he said.
The superintendent said that some schools will have their floors stripped and a fresh layer of wax applied.
“Hopefully, after April vacation, the schools should look a little different with steps that we’re taking,” said Collins.
Students will be out on spring break from Monday, April 15, through Friday, April 19.
The district also plans to add LED lighting to some areas of the targeted schools, which Collins said could save money on electricity.