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‘A very busy summer’: Guilford County Schools officials get ready for students

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Forty school campuses have gotten some form of renovation over the summer, according to Guilford County Schools Director of Maintenance Gerald Greeson.

Renovations range from a total HVAC redo at five schools, Greeson says, to changing flooring from carpet to linoleum tile in classrooms.

Kris Wheat, principal of Johnson Street Global Studies school, said two classrooms at her school got new flooring and the outdoor landscaping got a makeover.

School officials believe a good physical environment at school can help foster a good learning environment.

"We want to show our students that we value excellence and that starts with our school environment," Wheat said.

"The classroom environment is the one of the big initiatives that helps children learn," Greeson added.