The summer renovations provided an update to Blair facilities
Blair student bathrooms were renovated the summer before the 2015-2016 school year. The school replaced the sinks, toilets, stall partitions and bathroom door locks throughout the building and updated the locker room and health room facilities. The renovations came as a part of a ten-year restroom renovation cycle that is in effect throughout Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS).
Leftover funds were also used to build a higher partition wall between the urinals and the door in the boys' bathroom facing the main office.
Parents who survey the school at open houses and back to school night usually give the building a favorable rating--with the exception of the bathrooms. Johnson hopes that the renovations done to the student facilities will improve parental opinions about the school. "It'll be nice when, at this back-to-school night or at the parent open house we have in October, people hopefully say 'the bathrooms are new and improved,'" Johnson said.
Senior Alazare Bati noted the changes to the bathroom, which included the removal of the writing on the stall walls. He also hopes that this change will improve opinions of the school building. "A student or visitor who saw that might think that what was written on the walls was offensive so it's good they removed that," he said.
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