Returning charter school students and parents will see significant improvements to the Northeast and East campuses when school starts Monday, August 22.
At Northeast, 12 new classrooms in two modular buildings will be added to the campus and a third modular will accommodate a new cafeteria. Once construction is completed, Varnett will add a covered sidewalk for students to be dropped off before school and picked up after school. The campus also gets a new roof.
The expanded cafeteria will allow the food service staff to prepare breakfast and lunch for both Northeast and East students. Previously, food for those campuses was prepared at the Southwest campus and delivered to each site.
Northeast will also get a new parking lot.
Improvements at East Campus include two additional classrooms, raised walls to reduce or eliminate the noise between classrooms, a paint job and new ceiling tiles for better acoustics. All the carpet will be replaced by tile.
“The whole building is being renovated,” said Mr. Terrell Russell, general manager of Facilities, Maintenance, Operations & Transportation.
The multipurpose room will be expanded and teachers will get a brand new break room. East will also feature a new reception area, a new conference room and ceramic tiles in all of the restrooms.
Varnett’s superintendent, Dr. Margaret Stroud, recently donned a hard hat and took a tour of the campuses.