A busy summer of investment for Split’s schools.
During the school summer holidays, the city of Split will invest over 3,5 million kuna in reconstruction and refurbishment of primary schools, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on August 9, 2015.
“We have asked the city authorities to help us finance the purchase of new computers, the introduction of wireless internet connection, and eight other projects. They have accepted only the reconstruction of floors which were dangerous because the linoleum on the first floor was raised, and children could trip over. On the second floor, there were tiles on the floor which were 30 years old, so the floor would turn into a skating ring whether it would rain”, said Davor Bučević, the principal of Bol Elementary School. He added that the cost of the project was 220,000 kuna. The workers have already removed the linoleum and old tiles, and are now working on the new floors.
“It is difficult to do this job in such a hot weather. I feel like the air temperature is a hundred degrees. We departed from Brač this morning at 4.30 am and we will return by ferry at 5 pm. We are very experienced in this business, and we know that it is harder to work in old buildings than in new ones. There are two of us here, but staring on Monday we will have two additional builders with us”, said Marko Perić, one of the contractors.
Ines Milina Ganza, the head of the City Department of Education and Science, said that additional 394,000 kuna will be invested in refurbishment of floors in primary schools “Marjan”, “Bačvice-Škrape” and “Mertojak”. The largest investment, 1.2 million kuna, will be the reconstruction of the roof of the Brda Elementary School. Also, schools Gripe, Trstenik, Split 3 and Plokite are also being partially renovated.
Soon, the construction will begin in the Dobri Elementary School, where the ceilings in the basement, ground and first floor will be repaired. In September 2013, a part of the ceiling on the second floor of the school fell on the 12-year-old students and injured a young girl. The building inspectors then closed that part of the school due to safety concerns. Afterwards, the ceiling on the second floor and the roof were repaired.