The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario and the seventh largest by school population in the Province of Ontario. With a heavy presence in the Ottawa region and close to our corporate HQ, we naturally are fortunate to do a great deal of business with this particular board.
Spanning 143 schools, it is no surprise that we have long-established relationships with key stakeholders not only from the board but also from many of the individual schools as well.
In addition to a number of upgrades performed in the latter portion of 2019, we were asked to visit three schools here in the Greater Ottawa Area that were in need of folding partition replacement. Given the often unsafe nature of outdated gymnasium dividers, it is often the mandate of schools and school boards to have these systems replaced well ahead of any problems that might surface over time with repeated use.
After replacing partitions at Metcalfe, Fisher Park and Maple Ridge Public Schools in the fall, our jobs included stops at Cairine Wilson Secondary School, Nepean High School and Canterbury High School.
Keeping to established timelines, our team was deployed on a school-by-school basis, taking care of the removal, disposal and installation of new curtains one at a time. Once each existing partition was safely removed, our team proudly installed our state-of-the-art top-roll gym divider curtain in each of the schools.
With school spirit in mind, the curtains were embossed with each school’s logo and were matched with their team colours.
With the outdated partitions now removed, school staff and faculty can rest easy knowing that the safety of their staff and students has been infinitely enhanced with these new functional and aesthetically pleasing curtains.