MIDWEST CITY, OK — A Mid-Del middle school is getting a major face-lift this week. It’s part of a new program where the district maintenance department focuses all of their effort and resources re-vamping a single school for one week.
This year, Jarman Middle School will be the recipient of $65,000 in repairs. Jarman Middle School sits in the original square mile of Midwest City.
It was one of the first neighborhood schools, built in the 1940s. This week, the district’s 50 maintenance workers are reporting for duty at Jarmon, filling more than 300 work-orders.
“When I drove up this morning, every single maintenance vehicle was in the parking lot. It was an amazing site. It is so exciting.” said Jarman principal Danette Hall.
Mid-Del has nicknamed the week “Blast to Bright” and provided matching t-shirts for administrators and crew. Jarman Middle School is getting a brand new entry hall with a new ceiling and updated lighting for the school’s 590 sixth, seventh and eight graders.
They are spending the majority of the time and money on public spaces, like the entry, the lunch room and the gym.
“They’re also fixing lights that haven’t worked for a long time.” Hall said.
Workers are repairing tile and painting classrooms.
“It’s the little things that you just walk over every day. You don’t think about.” said Hall. “It makes an impact. It really does.”
This is the first year for “Blast to Bright” for Mid-Del.
The Superintendent created the program after seeing a similar one at an out-of-state district.
The district ear-marked funds for this type of repairs.