Members of the Eastern Pulaski School Board had the chance last week to take a look at some of the building renovations that have been taking place at the school buildings.
Classrooms have gotten various upgrades, like new lighting, carpeting, doors, and windows. While showing school board members around some renovated classrooms, Superintendent Dan Foster pointed out that they’ve been talking with teachers about how many blackboards, whiteboards, and bulletin boards they want for their rooms, “After that first row down in sixth grade was done, and we had talked the one time about all the boards and stuff, and the teachers coming back and saying, ‘We like it, but we lost a lot of board space.’ So before we went into the next phases, we went around with [Middle School Principal] Mr. Dickinson and actually spoke to just about every teacher in their classroom and [High School Principal] Mr. DeFries is doing that right now with the high school as they’re going through renovations.”
Additionally, the school board recently approved the purchase of equipment that will allow the existing whiteboards and projectors to function as interactive smart boards. The school board also looked at the elementary school art room, half of which is in the process of being converted into a learning lab.
The improvements aren’t limited to classrooms, though. Foster showed board members some renovated bathrooms, which included new fixtures. “It’s all new, the partitions are new, the faucets, sinks, all the tile,” he said.
Renovations also extend to some behind-the-scenes areas, as well. A visit to the boiler room showed upgrades to the heating and power distribution systems.