For years the back parking lot at the West Tisbury School was used by off-duty school buses. Teachers were having to park on the grass (apart from field trips, school buses are off-duty during the school day), so the decision was find the buses another home. On school days the back lot is now about three-quarters full with teachers’ cars. No buses in sight.
Now that school is out for the summer, a white tent has taken up residence in the middle of the lot: TestMV, the community Covid-19 testing station, offers free, drive-through testing there during the week. (Appointments are required: more info here.)
Because Tam and I walk across the parking lot several times a week, I discovered another change that drivers passing the school on Old County Road are likely to miss: student artwork. Several of the parking spaces have become frames for original paintings. They’re hard to photograph at ground level — I’m seriously thinking of driving over there and retaking these pics while standing on top of my car — but here are a few of them.