ERIC Number: ED240734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Painting the Outside of the Entire School.
Little Lake City Elementary School District, Santa Fe Springs, CA.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: The Little Lake City School District was considering the closing of schools because of declining enrollment. A study indicated Lakeland School would be one of those recommended for closure, one of the resasons being the cost to bring the school "up to standard" by needed painting. A parent group indicated to the Board of Education that if the school were to remain open, parents would paint the school. The school was not closed and parents honored the commitment to paint. Finances for paint and necessary equipment to do the job were raised through various fund-raising activities, including a kick-off pancake breakfast. Volunteer parents, teachers, and the principal have worked numerous Saturdays in scraping, sanding, priming, and applying paint to the outside of the buildings. Mothers as well as fathers have been on rooftops, scaffolding, and the tops of ladders. Windows previously painted have been scraped to give the school a consistency in appearance. The project continued during the heat of the summer and fall months. Child care was provided for children to allow the parents to paint. Grandparents of children previously attending the school volunteered time. A great pride in accomplishment has been achieved. This document was selected by the Association of California School Aministrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Little Lake City Elementary School District, Santa Fe Springs, CA.
Identifiers: PF Project
Note: Prepared at Lakeland Elementary School.