With students out of school for summer break, now is the time for maintenance and other projects to be completed in school districts.
Dr. Kristen Kendrick-Weikle, superintendent of Warrensburg-Latham schools, indicates that the maintenance crew will be busy this summer replacing lockers in the elementary school, replacing windows for energy efficiency, and other minor renovations in the other schools.
Dr. Weikle says they will also be installing a new lightning tower. The tower will light up when lightning in within a certain mileage alerting everyone about the presence of lightning.
Funding for the various summer projects come from the facility sales tax. Dr. Weikle indicates that the money from the facility sales tax cannot be put towards the education or instruction of students. She says due to this restriction they put it towards maintaining the school campuses.
Teachers and administrators spend the majority of the summer preparing classrooms and buildings and working on professional development and activities.