EAST WHITTIER – East Whittier City School District staff rolled up their sleeves this summer to make much-needed repairs to three elementary schools.

“I’m grateful for everything our staff did during the summer break to ensure our students started the 2016-17 school year with fresh spaces to learn and exercise,” East Whittier City School District Superintendent Mary Branca said.

The District made the following renovations:

  • Evergreen Elementary received reconditioned playground equipment, fresh paint on the exterior of administration and kindergarten buildings, new windows, new security fencing, new carpet and a restored asphalt playground.
  • Murphy Ranch Elementary received reconditioned playground equipment and drought-tolerant landscaping.
  • Mulberry Elementary’s library received fresh paint and new carpeting.

“The District completed many infrastructure improvements at our campuses this summer, but we’ve only scratched the surface of our needs,” said Michael Chapko, East Whittier’s director of maintenance and operations.

District leaders have identified facilities needs at all 13 campuses, including repairs to roofs, doors, locker rooms, security cameras and plumbing. The District also needs to upgrade its wireless network infrastructure and cabling, and to modernize science labs and classrooms.

Photo Captions:

EWCSD SummerRepairs1: Over the summer, the administration and kindergarten buildings at Evergreen Elementary received fresh paint and new windows as part of the District’s efforts to modernize campuses.

EWCSD SummerRepairs2: Kindergarteners at Evergreen Elementary can now enjoy reconditioned playground equipment thanks to District renovations.