The problem of how to pay for a new floor and bleachers at the Wheaton North High School gymnasium has been solved through a timely donation from a local group of parents, the Chicago Tribune reports.
According to the paper, the floors and bleachers are as old as the school itself—nearly 50 years since its 1966 founding—and the group, “Friends of Wheaton North Public Schools,” have declined comment and prefer to remain anonymous.
"We're very excited to receive this generous gift," Superintendent Brian Harris told the paper. "We had identified the upgrades to the gym in our capital improvements and right now, we just didn't have the funding to pursue it.
"We get lots of gifts through the PTA and boosters, but nothing of this nature to my knowledge, especially an identified capital need like this… It's not an enhancement. We already identified this as an issue at the school and needed to figure it out."
Other recent improvements in the District include new turf fields at both the Wheaton North and Wheaton South high schools and more-efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems the paper said.