Schools got $2.4 million fixups

September 19, 2002|by PEPPER BALLARD

The Washington County Board of Education spent $2.4 million this summer to make improvements at 22 schools, Director of Facilities Management Dennis McGee said Tuesday.

That figure does not count a major renovation and addition project under way at Williamsport Elementary, he said.

Eight new rooms at the school are expected to be finished by Dec. 31 and improvements to the media center will be ready by the end of January 2003.

Major improvements were made at Fountaindale Elementary School, which received a new gymnasium floor, a portable classroom, tile in three classrooms, new carpet in the media center, new paint in the gym and cafeteria and new cafeteria furniture. An asbestos removal project also was completed at the school.


E. Russell Hicks Middle School got new gym lights, new lockers and a new roof.

At Northern Middle School, new carpet and tile has been placed on the upper levels of the school.

Western Heights Middle School has new flooring in the cafeteria and classrooms. A new fire alarm has been installed and new cafeteria furniture is being delivered.

At Boonsboro Middle School, the gym got a new wood floor, new lights and a paint job. Construction will begin soon for handicap toilet rooms in the school.

Marshall Street School got a new roof.

Sharpsburg Elementary School has new carpet in the media center and classrooms. The elementary school's handicap ramp/entrance steps and Maugansville Elementary's new technology wiring is under construction.

A new intercom system, new corridor carpet, new sidewalk/fence and new tile in 10 classrooms is complete at Bester Elementary School.

At Winter Street Elementary School a new intercom system and relocatable classroom was finished.

Greenbrier Elementary School and Fountain Rock Elementary has new paint and a new wood floor in its gymnasium. Fountain Rock also has new handicap ramps.

Emma K. Doub Elementary School has new carpet in place and is waiting for a design for new playground equipment.

Hancock Elementary School has new sound panels in its cafeteria. Old Forge Elementary School has a new relocatable classroom.

South Hagerstown High School has a new security system in place. Williamsport High School and Springfield Middle School's classroom modification project, the addition of partitions, is complete.

New fence was installed at Smithsburg Elementary School's playground and new carpet was installed at Fairview Outdoor School.

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