(Atlantic) A higher student population is forcing the Atlantic School Board to consider an $8 to $9 million capital improvement project.
Atlantic Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Amstein says the proposal includes a new cafeteria and additional classrooms at Washington Elementary, and eleven additional classrooms at Shuler Elementary, with a possibility of turning it into a 3-through-5 grade facility upon completion.
“Right now we are busting at the seams at Washington and we have already added 5-to7-classrooms the past couple years.” stated Amstein. “If we continue at this rate we will have between 550-and-600 kids a Washington, and there is no way that building will house that many students.”
In the plan, a new cafeteria and commons would be built at the Middle School in the space between the gym and the auditorium. In addition seven new classrooms would be built at the high school.
This week, Dr. Amstein will be working on financing options and a proposed timeline for the proposed project.
The project is strictly under consideration and no decisions have been made on whether or not to go through with it.
Feb 26, 2013