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Portable restrooms at Whigham Elementary School will soon be a thing of the past, according to Grady County School Superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard.
The superintendent reported to the Grady County Board of Education Tuesday night that epoxy had been placed on the walls and work on the floors was beginning. The school systems Director of Maintenance Dave Mitchell said that new toilets and sinks would be installed later this week and partitions would be installed next week.
“Hopefully, all of the work on the bathrooms will be done very soon,” Dr. Gilliard said.
This phase of renovations to Whigham could be completed by fall break, according to Mitchell, but Dr. Gilliard is less optimistic.
The superintendent also reported Tuesday night that footers were dug for the new ROTC building on the campus of Cairo High School Tuesday and walls will begin to go up as early as Monday, weather permitting.
In related news, crews with ABM have been busy sealing buildings to prevent the escape of heating and cooling inside school buildings and had installed new security cameras in almost all school buildings in the county.
Work to begin replacing air conditioning units begins Monday and, according to Dr. Gilliard, the work will begin at Whigham, which is the school with the oldest HVAC units.