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T.A. Dugger students, faculty excited about new renovations

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR STAFF
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
It wasn’t that long ago that the Elizabethton School System and the Elizabethton City Council were working hand in hand to secure a little over $1.2 million dollars in bonds to renovate bathrooms at T.A. Dugger Junior High as well as put new roofs on all the buildings on the T.A. Dugger campus.

Move ahead a few months and now the work is beginning to wind down on the project and the end results are nothing more than amazing as bathrooms that once had old porcelain sinks and plain white painted walls have changed drastically.

Tile now accents the entryways to the bathrooms along with new floor tile, ceiling tile, stall dividers, urinals, toilets, and modern updated washbasins.

Also, new handicap bathrooms have been installed to meet the needs of physically challenged students at the school.

Workers have been working on the project and taking advantage of the time that kids were out of school to try and accomplish most of the work to keep students protected from the construction and dust that came from tearing out the old bathrooms and installing the new touches to the existing bathrooms.

Newly installed shingles have been installed on most of the buildings and according to Director of Schools Richard VanHuss, the work will hopefully all be completed within a month.

The changes have already brought about excitement and a new sense of pride among the students and the faculty of the school.

This is just one of the projects that have been underway at area schools as hardening of the entrances have been in progress at Elizabethton High School as well as Eastside Elementary and Harold McCormick Elementary.