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The Ripon Unified District Office building received a fresh coat of paint over the summer

Ripon Unified’s District Office was spruced up over the summer.

According to Director of Facilities Operation & Maintenance Andy Strickland, the exterior of the building was painted in a lighter tone of beige and brighter red along the trimmings.

“The colors look good,” he said at Monday’s school board meeting. “It took a lot more paint (than what we initially) thought.”

The original plans were for the District Office’s color schemes to match that of nearby Ripon High.

“We’re now thinking a darker shade for RHS,” Strickland said.

He and staff were busy during summer months in preparation for the first day of school, which begins Tuesday, Aug. 13.

They converted a storage room at RHS into a classroom and refinished the wood floors at Albetya-Hortin Gym.

Other works include:

Completing the sponsor bricks along the pathway at Colony Oak Elementary School and installing a bottle-filling station there.

Turning the bus barn to a distribution center.

Adding new carpeting to classrooms at RHS and Colony Oak.

Doing window replacements at Ripon Elementary.