Monday, the school board met to discuss plans for a new facility for students in grades one through five. Right now students are housed in three buildings. Plans call for closing or selling two of the elementary schools. The third would be used for early childhood programs after undergoing some renovation. The district says the buildings are old and enrollment is up.
"There are several issues, one is the outdated buildings, and the space in those buildings is very limited. We're using every nook and cranny available at Third Street to meet our students' needs. We're currently seeing a bubble of the lower grades," says Superintendent Paul Blanford.
The school board meets monday the 20th to finalize costs. Right now the plan has a $23-million price tag.
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