Straub Elementary School has a new sign to welcome parents and students when school reopens in August.
The new sign is electronic, with scrolling messages, similar to the other schools in Mason County. The messages can be changed by school officials, according to Mason County Schools Superintendent Rick Ross.
It is located at the Straub entrance on Maple Leaf Road.
“Motorists will be able to see it as they’re coming up on the stop,” Ross said. “I’m glad we’re finally getting this done. We’ve worked for awhile to make it happen, and of course, with the construction on Maple Leaf, it didn’t make sense to move on it until that was complete.”
Ross said officials with the district had been discussing a new electronic sign for Straub Elementary for some time and were looking for partners.
“We had been looking for someone to partner with on this,” he said. “We wanted to put up a new sign after we upgraded the ones at (Mason County Intermediate School) and (Mason County High School). Those were in 2014, so it’s been coming a long time.”
Ross said he is pleased with the look of the sign and to have People’s Bank assisting.
“We always appreciate community partnerships. These type of partnerships make our community great,” Ross said. “We appreciate People’s Bank purchasing the electronic sign for Straub Elementary School. They came to us with the idea and we could not be happier with how it turned out. Without them, this sign wouldn’t be possible.”