Northwest NEWS

December 4, 2000

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Tolt Middle School gets capital improvements

New flooring for the gym is now finished, and a new portable housing sixth-grade students is occupied at Tolt Middle School in Carnation.
   The new flooring, Taraflex, is the same material used by 60 venues in the Summer Olympics in Australia. The old gym floor had worn dangerously thin and uneven, creating a safety issue. The new flooring cost less than replacement of the old.
   The old floor was reinforced in the thin areas, and the new floor installed. All of the basketball lines, three-colored logo, and markings on the floor are inlaid, and additional volleyball and PE boundary lines will be painted on during winter break.
   "At one time the Tolt Middle School Campus has housed up to eight portables in various levels of condition. Three years ago three of those portables were removed, and this year, a fourth portable needed replacement," said Janet Gavigan, Tolt Middle School Principal.
   "During the past few weeks, a new double-wide portable arrived, and as of Nov. 21 is occupied by sixth-grade classes," added Gavigan.
   The projects were completed by money designated in the 2000 Capital Budget Improvement Fund.