By Irma Widjojo
While Benicia students were enjoying the summer, things were getting built and fixed at their schools.
The upgrades and facelifts are part of the projects funded by Measure S, the $49.6 million general obligation bond that was passed by voters in June 2014.
The money is to be used for district facilities and is paid through property taxes.
During the summer break, some of the improvements included a whole new exterior paint at Benicia High School; overhauling all the school sites’ computer servers and wireless connections, as well as adding exterior wireless access; a new roof and playground at Mary Farmar Elementary School; and a book room at the high school to centralize the textbook inventory.