Summer vacation is winding down but work at Warren County School District is in high gear.
Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht, director of buildings and grounds services, said the district has been busy. All the buildings have been cleaned, he said, and workers are now waxing the floors, hallways and gymnasiums.
"We've been busy keeping up with the grass mowing so we can have everything look good for the first day," Kennerknecht said.
According to Kennerknecht, more work is being done at the athletic fields. To prepare for football, he said they all have to be lined.
At Beaty-Warren Middle School, Kennerknecht said there is more work than usual. Classrooms are being moved; and wiring is being added to the two new temporary computer laboratories.
Sixth grade materials are being moved from Beaty to Warren Area Elementary Center for the year, Kennerknecht said, and some of the new light fixtures at Beaty are being salvaged from the library and cafeteria. The high efficiency fixtures will be used in other schools.
While making the adjustments, Kennerknecht said the district has been coordinating with Rhonda Decker, the principal at Beaty. Contractors are also being consulted, he said, as they will work on half of the building during the first phase with students using the other half.
Another Beaty change has been moving SMART Boards so they will be in classrooms utilized by students and not in the ones being renovated. Everyone is working hard, he said, and anxiously awaiting the arrival of students for the 2012-2013 school year.