Fulton Students Expecting Cooler Classes In Fall
The Fulton Public School District sold 7.3 million dollar in bonds to pay for upgrades. School Superitendent Jacque Cowherd said most of the summer repair and replacement work is at the high school.
Workers took out 52 old air-conditioner units and replaced them with 64 newer, more efficient units.
"Our goal is to get better flow throughout the building,” Cowherd said, “because right now we have classrooms that are either hot or cold or real stuffy and not any good air circulation."
Cowherd expects that the units will be in when school starts August 18th but some roofing repairs will continues through the beginning of the semester.
"Ideally you'd like to have all the work done before a child enters the building,” he added. “But that's not the reality to get the roofing and air conditioning done for this coming season."
The upgrades to the high school, repairs of the soccer field, and building of the baseball will cost just more than two million dollars.
The rest of the bond money will pay for upgrades to the elementary and middle schools next year.