D’Iberville Elementary cafeteria going through big makeover
It’s out with the old and in with the new at D’Iberville Elementary School.
It may look like a mess now, but when the students head back to class in August they will see a big difference in the school cafeteria. The school is moving towards a more energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing, and more nutritious kitchen. Improvements include an energy efficient hood ventilation system, eight new AC units, several new pieces of equipment, including cabinets, cashier stations, and more.
School officials say the major renovation is long overdue for the cafeteria which hasn’t seen a makeover like this in more than 40 years. Harrison County School District Child Nutrition Director Brad Barlow said, “We understand that students are eating with their eyes, not only the food that they’re eating, but in the environment as well. So, we wanted to make this facility as aesthetically pleasing as we could so that we weren’t just putting a band-aid on it this year. We were going in and completely renovating this facility so that next year we can move on to another facility and renovate.”
Harrison County School District students return to school August 8th.