Lunch time keeps getting better for Warren County students as Warren County Middle School is next on the list for cafeteria improvements.
“They’ll be working on it over Spring Break,” said director of nutrition Dr. Sandy Dawes of the latest modernization that is being paid for by federal grants.
The work comes on the heels of improvements to the lunchrooms at Irving College and Eastside. Both were modernized and given local touches to make the cafeterias more appealing to students.
“It creates an excitement in the cafeteria,” Dawes told the Warren County Board of Education at its recent meeting. “And, from what I understand, it may also be helping reduce disciplinary problems during lunch.”
The WCMS upgrade will include new tables and bistro seating along with wall art reflective of the school. There will also be new, colorful window treatments that will replace the drab black window coverings that presently exist. The walls will be covered with art, much of which will have a local flare.
Dawes hopes the project will be complete shortly after Spring Break this year. “It’s a bit more complicated than Irving College and Eastside,” she said.
She added plans are to update all of the school cafeterias, one at a time. Centertown, Dibrell and Morrison will be last on the list since they have the most recently built cafeterias and are already fairly modern.