Teachers Prepare for the First Day of School

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Area teachers have been getting ready for the first day of school for several weeks, but some Bryan teachers have had a shorter amount of time to get their classrooms ready.

Bryan Independent School District's Navarro and Crockett Elementary schools underwent renovations this summer, so teachers have had less time to fix up their classrooms.

Navarro teachers were able to start setting up at the end of last week, and Crockett teachers got in their classrooms over the weekend.
Boxes and teaching supplies still filled the hallways Tuesday, but teachers say it will look much different when kids come back.

"Everything won't be done as far as every little thing being perfect," Navarro Elementary School teacher Fran Beard said."It will definitely be a wonderful place for the kids to come. We missed them all summer and we want them back. We want things to be bright, cheerful, and clean for them."

The renovations at the schools are part of $104 million in improvements at Bryan ISD, voters approved in 2005.
Crockett Elementary was built in the 1940's and renovations were done throughout the years, but because of Bryan's growth in population, the school didn't have the space needed for the number of students.
The same is true for Navarro Elementary.
During the summer crews added on to both school kitchens, and Crockett got an expanded library.

Both Crockett and Navarro have on-going construction. Additional classroom wings will be completed at both schools at the first of next year.

Bryan and College Station Independent School Districts start classes Tuesday, Aug. 15.