Meghan, Malerie, PJ, Joey, Yanira, & Tamia
Bathrooms. A basic necessity in all public places, especially in a school full of teenagers. Everyone uses them to look their best and to use them for what they were made for.
However, BMHS has yet to fix their persisting issues that plague all the bathrooms that are meant for students. We have mentioned this before. In one of our previous articles on Pride Time Emely De La Cruz covered this issue about how there were repairs that were needed inside of the many girls’ bathrooms in our school. Broken and missing doors were her main focus along with the poor hygienic conditions inside of them as well. Last year Cruz found that there was a missing door in the science hallway and in the health hallway in the girls’ bathroom while also having issues with locking the stalls.
To this day, the school has failed to fix any of these issues that are prominent the bathrooms. In fact, it’s gotten worse. Problems can be found in both girls and boys’ bathrooms and it’s not just the doors that are damaged. Soap dispensers won’t work when pushed or dispense properly, toilet paper holders that are always missing toilet paper or missing entirely, even the mirrors were scratched up and dented, making it difficult to use. The counters are discolored and old makeup and dirt riddles the floors. Locks are missing or hanging by a single screw. To put it simply, it’s a mess.
We’re not alone. This happens across the country. In Texas, Coppell High School has experienced issues like missing or broken doors and similar maintenance issues to our own school.
So why haven’t they been fixed if we’ve already addressed this before and are happening in other states? We definitely have the money to do so since we recently fixed the baseball field turf. If you ask anyone, they would say that having a functioning and usable bathroom is more important than having your baseball field touched up for thousands when purchasing a new door or fixing a lock or two costs less than $2,500.
List of repairs needed:
Computer Lab Hallway (2nd floor)l:
-Bathroom stall has no toilet paper (Boys)
-Writing on the walls (Boys)
-No soap in three of the dispensers (Boys)
Science Hallway (2nd Floor)
-No mirror (Boys)
-Broken soap dispenser (Girls)
-No mirror/scratched mirror (Boys)
-No lock on last stall (Boys)
-Hole in last stall’s wall (Boys)
-Broken stall (Girls)
-4th sink shuts off immediately (Girls)
-One has no door and two doors can’t close
-No door on for stall (Boys)
-Cold side of a sink doesn’t work (Girls)
-One soap dispenser is empty and one is missing entirely (Girls)
-Missing toilet paper holder in one stall (Girls)
-No toilet paper (Boys)
-One stall is broken (Girls)