For the past five years, administrators at Trenton Public Schools have used bond issue funds to implement dozens of changes to district buildings including safety, security, efficiency and technology, according to Superintendent Rod Wakeham.
Initial stages of the bond included improvements to the heating and cooling of classrooms, which continues to save the district money on energy costs. Other cost saving additions were the installation of new updated windows and doors.
Security and safety were improved by installing a video surveillance system and secure entryways into all school buildings.
Students and staff have received new computers, new art classrooms and a new science wing.
As the bond project comes to an end, there were several improvements made over the summer. Here's a list of five new additions to buildings in the Trenton Public School District:
1. Continued improvements were made to heating and cooling to increase equipment longevity.
2. All district buildings are now capable of wireless internet connectivity.
3. A card entry door was added to Hedke Elementary School near the playground.
4. The tracks at Arthurs Middle School and Trenton High School were resurfaced.
5. The middle school cafeteria received a new tile floor and new tables.
"As a Trenton graduate
entering our schools it may appear as the same building you traveled through a
decade or two ago, but the improvements made will allow Trenton Public Schools
to provide educational excellence to our future students," said Wakeham.