Washington School in Charles City will look quite differently come fall – as Communications Director Justin DeVore says the school system has removed all of the dirt berms from the front of the building.
The berms are the sloping grass and dirt piles hugging the sides of the walls at Washington. These berms are notably hard to mow – and according to DeVore, they need to go for safety and security reasons.
Many believe that without the berms, the school will be vulnerable to a tornado attack – DeVore says that this is not true.
DeVore says the school is going to continue the work on the berms and the front of Washington School through the summer months.