New look for school opening

The area will be used for the school garden in the future, with garden boxes in the plans

A backhoe rests next to the rear courtyard at Raft River Elementary School last week.

A backhoe rests next to the rear courtyard at Raft River Elementary School last week.

A backhoe rests next to the rear courtyard at Raft River Elementary School last week following upgrades to accommodate changes to the septic system and propane lines.

Next step will be to pave or grass the area, then install a few benches, basketball nets, courts for 4-square games, and possibly landscaping features.

The area will be used for the school garden in the future, with garden boxes in the plans, hopefully for next spring.

The PAC and school district were the drivers for the changes. All schools opened on Sept. 8.