The Caraway Elementary School classrooms and library underwent a full flooring overhaul this summer, receiving new carpet throughout the school, funded by Bond 2014.
The library, brightened with natural light through the room’s skylight, is an engaging and warm area for all students to learn, Principal Katrina Bailey said. The school wide refresh of new blue carpet, installed in square pieces, was part of a $269,000 bond item to replace flooring at Caraway.
“The library is a welcoming space for all students and staff to gather,” Caraway Principal Katrina Bailey said. “The addition of our new carpet gives the space a much-needed refresh and brings new pride to our campus.”
The square pieces can be easily replaced in case of stains, ensuring the carpet continues to look clean and welcoming for all students, parents, staff and visitors.
Clean carpet is essential to a library, as students continuously sit on the floor for story time, while they’re choosing books and during hands-on activities, Caraway Librarian Melanie Letendre said. The library hosts each classroom, as well as clubs, staff and community meetings.
“Updating the library reinforces the impression that it’s an important part of the school,” Letendre said. “The District is taking care of our school and keeping it up to date, which is a strong message to our families and community members.”