Completed renovations at Clairton Education Center – CBS Pittsburgh

CLAIRTON, Pa. (KDKA) – This school year, some students will be entering a new building.

The Clairton Education Center has a new feel for the students. It is the first time that the school has been renovated in more than a decade.

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“I think they’re going to be so excited to come in and not see any green walls,” Clairton Schools Superintendent Dr. Ginny Hunt said. “Then when they walk into the library, it’s clear now. “

The upgrades include over 1,000 yards of new carpet and 40,000 square feet of new paint. The elementary floor which was devastated by a broken water pipe also looks brand new.

“There were over 100 people who gave of their time and gave over 2,000 hours of volunteer activity,” said Mike Rhoads, director of My Valley Clairton Works.

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And all of these efforts have not gone unnoticed. Seventh-grader Rhaniya Spence and her second-grader Bentley were two of the first students inside.

“It’s crazy because it usually doesn’t look like this,” said Rhaniya Spence.

A mother who attended school is happy that her children have a new, updated learning environment.

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“I love it,” said Rheyshawn Clifford. “It’s a very good feeling. It is very gratifying to know that my children are attending here.

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