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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

School maintenance crew prepares buildings for return of students, staff


August 3, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Krysta Gillen, a maintenance worker for the school district, paints a classroom last Friday at Evergreen Elementary School in preparation for the start of the school year. Classes begin Aug. 25.

One by one, facilities staff is checking off their to-do list in preparation for the first day of classes Aug. 25.

Each building in the school district has items that need fixing, patching, painting and more before students and staff return for the 2022-23 school year.

"A lot of what we do in the summertime is just get the school ready in general," said Josh Blatchley, facilities director for the district. "We've gone through and carpet cleaned and waxed all the classrooms. That's a process. There's 117,000 square feet, whether it's all carpet or linoleum or tile or what."

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