Glass hallways to be upgraded over Spring Break
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Walking through one of the two glass hallways at Shores, students usually find themselves with a little extra chill, especially during the winter.
However, after Spring Break, students will be coming back to new hallways that should keep them warmer.
“The reconstruction of the glass hallways will be to install a little more energy efficient windows,” assistant principal Kent Higgs said. “We are losing a lot of heat in the winter months in that area, so the new windows should help. They will also prevent some of the water issues in the doorways with better seals.”
Higgs wants to assures students, many of whom thought regular walls were being constructed, that the hallways will look similar with full glass as walls.
“Many people enjoy that stretch of school [between the main building and the cafeteria/athletic/math/science wing], so it would be a hard thing to give up,” Higgs said. “It is still a glass hallway, only with better windows.”
The project, which will cost $154,900 with funds coming from the most recent Warm, Safe, Dry bond, will begin next Friday and should be completed the Friday before students return to school.
“Both hallways are supposed to be finished after Spring Break; however, we’ve asked that they don’t start anything they can’t finish because we don’t want it interrupting the learning or school day, especially with testing happening,” Higgs said. “If they only get one finished, the rest will happen over summer.”