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What do teachers really do during summer break? While most of us imagine them lying on the beach, traveling, or spending time on the couch with a good book, the truth is that most teachers just keep right on working.
Ostensibly, the typical teacher in the United States works 180 or so days annually...But that excludes the work that he or she probably does throughout the summer, after school hours, and on the weekends (The Atlantic).
Whether they work separate summer jobs in order to supplement their salaries or labor to catch up on professional planning and development, most teachers do not take much of a break.
Nor do the school buildings themselves.
Although the amount of foot traffic in the halls does decrease over the ten-or-so weeks of summer break, there's actually quite a lot happening in schools over the summer - and we're not just talking about supplemental classes.
Facility managers know that summer makes for the perfect time to catch up on routine maintenance and take care of any required renovations. Whether walls need to be patched and painted, furniture moved, whiteboards replaced, windows repaired, or carpeting professionally cleaned, it just makes sense to do the bulk of the work over the summer.
If you are planning facility renovations over the summer, the time is right to consider installing corner guards along your interior doorways and edges. Not only are these guards designed to keep your corners safe during the period of your renovations, but they'll also come in handy once the school year resumes and the hallway traffic picks back up.
If you have questions or comments about our guards, or if you'd like to discuss which style of guard would be best for your school, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to working with you.