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Carpeting replacement underway in computer labs

Installation not expected to interrupt testing

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Crystal Hambrook
Maintenance workers pull up carpeting in the sixth-grade computer lab.Duncan Public School maintenance employees will be working over Christmas Break to continue carpet improvements to the Duncan Middle School computer labs.

Crystal Hambrook
Carpeting in the sixth-grade computer lab is just some of the carpeting being replaced at Duncan Middle School.

New carpet is being installed in the computer labs at the middle school. The installation should be completed before the end of Christmas Break. However, work on the carpets is expected to continue through Christmas Break to avoid impacting class and testing schedules.

Work began with the sixth-grade computer lab on Dec. 3. Today, work began on the Title I computer lab on the Elective Hallway.

Assistant Principal Christy Jarboe said the work on the computer labs would not affect the state testing schedule, which will commence in April. Jarboe said the maintenance workers are set to work over Christmas Break to avoid having to do it during the school year.

Although many students may be using Chromebooks for testing this year, students without Chromebooks will be testing in the computer labs for their testing needs.

Last school year, many of Duncan Middle School’s classroom had new carpeting installed. The work continued over the course 2018 summer.

The next computer lab set to get new carpeting is the computer science/coding classroom, run by Floyd Brown, which is set to begin Dec. 17.

Brown said the carpet installation wouldn’t impact the work his students are doing. During the break, he will be putting his personal items in his classroom closet.

The final computer lab to get new carpeting with be the eighth-grade computer lab. Work on that lab is set to begin Dec. 24.

The carpet gives a new modern vibe to the school. The STEM room has also been redone with new tile with the same design as the carpet.

Duncan Middle School eighth-grader Jentry Seeberger said she is excited about the new carpeting.

“It looks great, and it’s by far it’s better than the old carpet because it doesn’t stink,” Seeberger said.

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