Montevallo Elementary to reopen Jan. 2

FROM STAFF REPORTS

MONTEVALLO – Montevallo Elementary School will re-open to teachers on Wednesday, Jan. 2, and students on Jan. 3.

Shelby County Schools Superintendent Randy Fuller said the school is in “great condition” following several weeks of cleaning and renovation efforts, according to a press release. Recent air quality testing performed by two separate companies, ERG Environmental Inc., and Environmental Materials Consultants, also came back with clean reports, the release stated.

According to the release, in addition to overall cleaning efforts to improve air quality at the school, maintenance crews completed several renovation projects including the following:

-Installing new tiles floors in several areas of the building.

-Replacing lights and lenses throughout the building.

-Replacing ceiling tiles.

-Repainting several areas (including the gym).

-Renovating bathroom areas in the fifth-grade wing.

-Replacing water fountains in the fifth-grade wing.

-Stripping and waxing floors

-Cleaning the HVAC system.

Fifth grade classrooms, which were temporarily relocated to portable classrooms while cleanup and renovation efforts were being completed, have been moved back inside the main building.

“Our staff has worked very hard to make sure we could open on time following Christmas break,” Fuller said in the release. “The school looks great and we are excited to welcome faculty and students back.”

Fuller said in the release that continued improvements will be made at the school in coming months.