Ready for storms at school
They're still working on the new wing of Dayton City School, the future home of its fourth and fifth graders. Principal Linda Abel is excited, saying it'll provide elbow room for the increasing student enrollment.
The central portion of the wing looks like a bunker. It'll primarily serve as a walkway for the maintenance crews to access the HVAC units. But after further inspection, school officials thought they could also use it as a storm shelter.
There's plenty of steel and reinforced concrete. No design modifications were needed.
"Any level of safety and security that we can add, we're always so glad to do that," Abel emphasizes. "Parents really appreciate that and we do, too. We feel safe inside the building. We want the children to feel safe."
"It makes me feel safer and I know all the teachers want us to feel safe because that's their number one priority," says McRorie.
"Yes. Excellent use of funds," adds Abel.