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a brand new school year, and some students are roaming the halls of brand new
buildings at a couple Toledo schools.
Elementary School received renovations this year. Previously, students were
housed in two separate buildings, meaning kids and staff had to trek back and
forth between the two. That's now a thing of the past.
leaders say one feature of the new Whittier is permanently locked doors all
around the building. At the main entrance, visitors must be buzzed in.
the new wing of the school, there's a brand new, fenced-in playground. Seventh
and eighth grade students are excited to each have their own lockers this year,
new science lab is expected to be put to good use by all grade levels now that
teachers don't have to walk their classes between buildings to get to it.
Eric Remley says the most important thing the renovations bring to Whittier is
think the students really feel like they are a part of one entity," Remley
said. "For a long time we would have to send out a lot of different material
that said Whittier West and Whittier East, and I think because of that, the
students and the teachers felt a separation, and no longer will they feel that
Elementary also underwent renovations over the summer.