LAIRDSVILLE - When visitors go to Carl G. Renn Elementary School at the start of school, they will notice the office is in a more secure place.
"We realigned the office to increase security," said East Lycoming School District Superintendent Michael Pawlik following a school board meeting Tuesday.
The visitors to Renn will walk directly from the front entrance to the main office, he said.
Before, the office was located to the side and people could walk into the building, not report to the office and walk about, which was considered by the district to be a security risk.
Students, parents and staff also will notice the $3.4 million in renovations to make the building more comfortable and energy efficient, he said.
The building has geothermal heating in the ground and air conditioning, he said.
There have been a number of improvements to the multi-purpose room, too.
The small performance stage has been removed in the room to make more space available for playing sports such as basketball, he said.
In other business, the board noted the award given to board President Richard Michael who was given a tribute from the PIAA and honored with a plaque for his work in the PIAA DISTRICT 4, Pawlik said.
Michael is an integral part of the success of the athletics teams in the district, Pawlik said.