Before windows were replaced at the Washington Early Education Center this summer, it was possible to look into a classroom through a crack under the window, Assistant Superintendent Khris Thexton said.
Six new windows, installed by Quality Glass, are air tight, Thexton reported to the Great Bend USD 428 Board of Education earlier this week.
Thexton said several projects are going on while the schools are closed for the summer. This includes re-coating all of the wooden gymnasium floors. In the main gym of the Panther Activity Center, staff will eliminate a burn mark on the floor that was caused by a space heater during a wrestling event.
Jefferson and Lincoln elementary school restrooms have new partitions, made from a material that is resistant to graffiti. The installation, like many of the projects, was done by the district’s own maintenance staff.
All of the elementary schools have had their roof surfaces re-coated since the storm that caused damage throughout Great Bend last September. The latest roofing project at Great Bend High School is done, Thexton noted. The barn near the football field has a new roof.
Eisenhower Elementary School’s asphalt play area as been replaced with concrete. The asphalt had eroded and the new surface should last for many years, Thexton commented.