Flint Southwestern to undergo major renovation this summer

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FLINT (WJRT) (06/13/18) -- Flint's Southwestern Academy will undergo a $1.9 million renovation this Summer thanks to a grant from the Mott Foundation.

"The Flint Community School District reached out to us and asked if we could help them with some maintenance and improvements to Southwestern," said Mott Foundation's Jennifer Liversedge.

The grant money will help address some much needed repairs for the school including:
-- installing new security systems.
-- painting.
-- rebuilding student/staff restroom facilities.
-- updating lighting, plumbing, flooring (locker rooms).
-- repainting and resealing the gym floor.
-- remodeling the courtyard.
-- repairing sidewalks.
-- resurfacing the parking lot.

Starting this Fall, Flint Southwestern will be the district's only high school after the recent closure of Northwestern as part of a plan to consolidate.

"These are improvements that have been needed and with all of the high school students being served at Southwestern High School, it is important that they have an environment that's conducive to teaching and learning," Liversedge said.

Renovations are expected to start within the next couple of weeks.