LaVille Schools updating school image

LAPAZ/LAKEVILLE — Can you update your image to reflect your modern approach to education? Yes, you can, if Union North School Corporation is the example.

LaVille Jr. /Sr. High School has recently completed some inexpensive but effective changes to its physical plant to do just that.

While a recently-approved bond issue will allow needed upgrades to both the elementary and the secondary buildings, the district is being very cautious with how the money is spent.

“Paint and some updated signage do wonders for a new image,” said Superintendent Mitch Mawhorter.

Demonstrating his point, he indicated paint jobs on entrance doors and the athletic field restrooms, among other things. Although the bond issue provided $1,100,000 for needed improvements, the paint jobs only cost $1,700 of that total at the Jr./Sr. high school.

A new logo and appropriate signage are even more effective in creating a sparkling new look as you enter the school building (see photo). The signs on the gym floor, the building entrances, and the concession stand are also a relatively small chunk of the monetary outlay.

(For more on this story, check out the May 10 print edition of The Pilot News.)