“The carpet was, unfortunately, put in the summer I came here, which was seven years ago,” McGinnis said. “It simply has not worn well.”
Since the carpet is less than a decade old, the district would probably wait quite a while to replace it since it has more pressing priorities. The elementary school building, for example has rooms where the carpet hasn’t been replaced in about 30 years, he said.
The seats are still the original seats that were put in more than 30 years ago. Several are badly in need of repair, but there isn’t enough money available to replace all of them, McGinnis said. He said that new seats can cost up to $200 or $300 a unit and it isn’t practical to only replace the broken seats because they wouldn’t match the very old seats already in place.
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