Workers are preparing Bryant for College Hill students

Bryant Elementary

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WICHITA, Kansas – It was supposed to be the first day of school for students at College Hill Elementary, but because of a fire, Monday, workers are preparing another place for them to go.

Crews are working to re-open Bryant Elementary which closed a year ago.

They’re having to clean it from top to bottom and make sure all the toilets, sinks, air conditioning and lights still work.

Crews are doing more, though, than just getting a temporary school ready for the kids.

“We have Bryant logos on the wall that we will paint out so the College Hill students will feel like it is theirs,” said Julie Hedrick, USD 259 Director of Facilities.

Once the building is all clean and everything working, employees will begin moving furniture, telephones, computers, smart boards, and projectors into the rooms.

School starts on Monday, and an open house is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the former Bryant Elementary for College Hill students and parents. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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