Bibb County Students in at least 30 facilities in the school system will walk through renovated halls when bells start ringing again.
One of the facilities is the Elam Alexander Academy Burke Campus. The Program helps special needs children and the Burke Campus location had been closed for two years.
"It would have been a real challenge for anyone to have any kind of program in this building at the state it was in when," says director of the program Lara Sims.
Elam Alexander received $3.7 million from the 2010 Capital Improvement Program. The building now has new windows and floors, a gym, computer lab, brand new classrooms, and a new lunchroom.
Sims calls the renovations breathtaking.
The Capital Improvement Program aims to increase security at schools. Burghard Elementary School is one school that received a new dual locking door system.
Principal Terri Walker says the added security adds to her school's mission. "The Burghard School mission is to keep their school in a safe environment and having the secondary set of doors that we can lock with in the office gives us a better chance of keeping people out that should not be in the building," says Walker.
Each High school in Bibb County is also receiving upgrades to athletic facilities. The 2010 Capital Improvement Program also brought technology upgrades to schools this summer.