The staff of The Times-Voice recently visited Sebastian Elementary School with Supt. Phillip Watts, Principal Jeremy Hall, Secretary to Superintendent Sheretta Haddix, and Board

Chairperson Ruschelle Hamilton along with Albert Little to see all the work the staff has put into renovating the school. The project was overseen by Will Noble for the entire project.

The school looks absolutely beautiful with all of the recent upgrades with the goal being to incorporate the pre-school students from LBJ to Sebastian Elementary. Upon walking into the renovated wing of the school, we noticed a newly varnished gymnasium floor, old locker rooms transformed into two classrooms with interactive smart boards, new water fountains with water bottle filling capabilities, beautiful mosaic tile and spacious new boys’ and girls’ bathrooms. All of this was furnished with energy efficient lighting and hands-free sinks.

There is a new playground for the elementary students and an additional playground for the pre-school students, with new grass added around the school and sidewalks. A new awning has been placed in front of the school to better protect the students from inclement weather.

A security feature that was added to the school last November is a security vestibule where

visitors will have to have their IDs scanned before entering the school. A new secretary office is located so she can keep an eye on any suspicious activity going on outside of the school to keep the students safe. An office has also been added for the school’s Resource Officer. And a fence has been erected around the entire perimeter of the school.

There are so many new additions to Sebastian Elementary, putting students first in safety and comfort in all decision making. The Breathitt County School staff has done an amazing job with all of the renovations.