PARIS – New playgrounds, flooring and roofs will be waiting for some students when they arrive for the first day of school.

Children going to the Hebron Station School will find the playground equipment expanded.

Playground equipment has also been upgraded at the Oxford Elementary School thanks to contributions by the DaSani and Aquafina bottling corporations and local donations.

Students at Oxford Hills Middle School in Paris will be looking at a new maple floor for the gymnasium.

They can look at it, but can’t play on it yet.

SAD 17 Director of Facilities David Marshall said the graphics have to be painted on the floor and then it has to receive the final coats of lacquer.

The locker rooms are also not quite finished.

He said both jobs would be done soon after Labor Day.

Students probably won’t notice, but the middle school has new beams and poles to bolster the second story floor and plywood flooring has been added. This will reduce the noise transmitted through the floor that had been disturbing classrooms below.

The roof replacement and structural upgrade of the Agnes Gray Elementary School in West Paris is done.

Northeast Industrial Services, Winthrop, did the structural changes and Roof Systems of Maine, Bangor, improved the roof.

Four rooms of carpet were replaced with tile at the Guy E. Rowe Elementary School in Norway.

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