Summer is the time to rebuild schools in Gastonia

July 16, 2018 by  

Several renovation and new construction projects are taking place at private, public, and charter schools in Gaston County this summer.

At Cherryville Elementary, a private school in Gastonia, a range of improvements is being made on the campus. About $1m is being used to renovate the chemistry and biology labs for the Upper School, replacing the original windows dating back to 1971 with new ones, and adding an IdeaLab and a playground for the Lower School. The campus will also have new signage.

The Mountain Island Charter School neighboring Gastonia is updating its campus at Mount Holly with a new two-story elementary school building that will be 84,000 square feet in size, a pedestrian bridge, and state-of-the-art playground. Also under construction are an artificial turf complex from softball and baseball, and another artificial field that can accommodate multiple sports with an eight-lane track. These are all expected to be completed by the end of the year at a cost coming in at over $17m.

Several other schools are stripping and waxing floors, replacing ceiling tiles, painting media centers, and rebuilding gym floors.

Banner printing companies can be hired to create displays around schools and throughout their communities so that residents learn more about such projects, their costs, and the benefits to the students and the community.

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