TWO WHIGHAM students wash their hands in the new restrooms that opened on the elementary wing this week. The new restrooms on the middle school wing are slated to open after fall break and a temporary restroom trailer will be removed from the Whigham campus next week.
New restrooms for elementary school aged students at Whigham School opened this week and Grady County Schools superintendent Dr. Kermit Gilliard says the new middle school wing restrooms will open after next week’s fall break.
“The elementary bathrooms opened this morning and the portable restroom trailer will be moved out next week over fall break,” Dr. Gilliard said.
The new restrooms are just one part of the major renovation project taking place at Whigham Elementary School.
On Tuesday night, School Board Vice Chair Teresa Gee Hardy requested that the superintendent provide the board with an update on facilities projects each month.
“I would just like an overview of where we are on the various projects,” she said.
Board member John White also requested the superintendent provide the board an update on the number of work orders filed with the maintenance department and status of those orders.
White indicated in the past he has been questioned about work not being done, but when it was investigated it was determined that a work order had never been submitted to the maintenance department.
“I’d like to have a little more information on it and to use that information to drill down on if it continues,” White said. The board member said the school system should be doing everything possible to maintain its equipment and facilities.
According to the superintendent, each school has a designated person who accepts requests for work orders and submits those work orders to maintenance. Teachers can issue work orders directly for computer repair and maintenance, but not for facilities.
“Let’s make sure we know what’s going on before we really begin addressing it,” White said.