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Mid-Prairie Resolves Space Issue for East Elementary

Posted: Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 at 6:24 am
Author: KCII News - Sam McIntosh


The Mid-Prairie School Board met on July 9th. Photo by Sam McIntosh

The Mid-Prairie School Board decided on where music in the East Elementary School will be taught.

The board and music instructor Heather Herschberger were presented with five different options on how to find space for music now that the former music classroom is being used for a sixth section that was added to the first grade. The options were to either rent space in the Bulltown Plaza for a preschool section or section off part of the library in the West Elementary for a preschool section. Option #2 was for Herschberger to use a long room to the east of the library in the East Elementary and if that space wasn’t suitable then Herschberger could go to the other classrooms on a cart. Superintendent Mark Schneider also proposed that the outdoor classroom be converted to a music room, or to rent a trailer.

Schneider gave his and Principal Robin Foster’s recommendation, “I guess because of the concerns of preschool parents, not properly notifying preschool parents about what was going to happen, I guess the recommendation is to give Heather the choice of either the long classroom to the east of the library or either go room to room for just one year. And then that will give us time if we decided to move the preschool, it gives us time to prepare the parents, it gives time to do any construction that needs to be done.”

The board decided to go with option #2. Board President Jeremy Pickard said that the growing number of students was a good problem to have, and though the situation of placing Herschberger is not ideal, it is just a short-term resolution.