The goal of a paved parking lot at Verdigre Public School was realized this week. The lot is on the south side of the school by the gymnasium. Work was started in June, just after Kolach Days. The crew spent many days working before 8 am to try to avoid summer's heat and humidity.. Work on the lot concluded just in time for the beginning of the school year. Classes at VPS begin Tuesday, August 18.
School custodian, Steve Jacot, is happy with the results. It will be nice for students not to have to park in puddles or mud after a rain. Snow removal will also be easier. "It will help with the upkeep of the school, too," said Jacot. The pavement will eliminate a lot of dirt, mud, and gravel being tracked into the school, which can damage floors and carpets.
Those helping Jacot included his wife and fellow custodian, Betty, Clay Konopasek, Cauy Drobny, Alec Hrbek, and Darren McElhose.
The school has been allotting money for this project for several years. There was finally enough this summer to get the job done.
Hopefully, students, staff, and patrons will all appreciate the new look this fall and for many years to come.