Imagine the feeling of finding that all the restrooms available are confined and lack privacy? Surely this is a feeling no one wishes to experience as it places people out of their comfort zone. For many female Leesville students, this was a daily reality.
The upstairs female restrooms of the main building are largely considered the worst in the school. After years of complaint, they have finally received an update.
Students have mostly complained about the absence of privacy. Many doors would not shut or had their locks ripped off. Doors that were able to close often left spacious gaps. Worst of all, the wastebasket flaps inside the stalls had been torn off, leaving a giant hole and clearly visible view of the inside of the neighboring stall.
Changes made to the female restrooms include the installation of doors that shut properly, working locks, as well as holes in stall walls being patched.
“It’s nice to have the change after so long; I just wish it was bigger,” said Juliet Simpson, senior. “Either way, it makes my life easier.”
Students still express concern over the state of the restrooms. These concerns are over the general cleanliness of the restroom, particularly the toilet seats. Some students even ventured to say the the upstairs female restrooms of the main building were the ones in the whole school to avoid.
As Simpson said, the changes are still welcomed and a necessary step forward for female Leesville students, but there is still much more ground to cover.