As summer winds down, signs reminding us that the kids will soon be back in school soon are everywhere (not just in those annoying Target commercials).
This year, the students (and faculty) at Ross Elementary School have more to look forward to than a new pair of jeans and some fresh notebooks. Over the summer, construction crews have been working hard to renovate the R Street NW public school.
Inside, old doorways were demolished, AC window units were removed and floors were ripped up and refinished. The school received new classroom ceiling grids, plumbing fixtures, water fountains and classroom sinks, and crews replaced data lines, electrical switchgear equipment, outlets and light fixtures throughout the building.
The exterior of the school also received some TLC with a new HVAC system (a total of seven outdoor units) and an upgraded conduit for cables.
Construction at Ross Elementary is expected to take roughly three more weeks, and Principal Searl and her staff are scheduled to move back into the facility the week of August 20.
So pack those backpacks, kids! And enjoy your new school!