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.