Over twenty Downtown Rotary members and friends joined forces August 3rd and 4th to brighten up the hallways and classrooms of Weaver Elementary. Volunteers worked with Weaver’s new principal, Ms. Cindy Webster, and her staff to paint both the first and second floors of the building. The two-night volunteer event allowed Rotary members to work together as a team to accomplish a sizeable task and provide an important service to the school.
According to Springfield Public Schools’ Quality Assurance Director, the school district employs five full-time painters for the entire district. Given the limited resources available, each school in the district is placed on an 18 year painting rotation. Volunteer painting initiatives, such as the one completed by our Rotary members, help supplement the district’s painting efforts and ensure students (and teachers) can start the new school year in the best environment possible.