FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – Fairborn City Schools received some major upgrades over the summer that stem from a 2015 bond issue passed as part of a series of capital improvement projects.
“Many projects, we had a very busy summer particularly at the high school and the junior high,” said Fairborn City Schools superintendent, Gene Lolli.
Both schools received technology upgrades, but the high school also saw a lot of cosmetic updates as well such as new bleachers in the gymnasium, brand new LED audience lighting and stage lighting in auditorium, as well as a revamped heating and cooling system.
“We had the original stage lighting and control panels from 1973,” said Lollo. “We no longer will have to rent stage lighting equipment.”
“We have a really budding drama department, so this is really just going to give them that boost to add a little extra something to their presentations,” said Fairborn High principal, Amy Gayheart. “And being able to take and control that element, (HVAC unit), so that students can learn and not have to worry about freezing or burning up, that’s huge.”
Across the district, Lolli said the new primary school is under construction, currently laying water lines and that security camera and other updates will be happening throughout some of the schools as well as the district board office in the coming days.
“That’s imperative,” said Lolli. “Unfortunately, that’s the age we live in, but we put the safety of all of our students and staff first, and this is something that’s been needed here in Fairborn for a good while.”
Fairborn City students go back to school Wednesday, Aug. 22.