Red Bud School Board considering expansion of elementary school

Red Bud Elementary School is starting to run out of space, so at the Sept. 16 Red Bud Board of Education meeting, the topic of building an expansion was discussed.

“We’re pretty cramped for space in a few areas,” Elementary Principal Ryan McClellan told the board. He added that they currently have no extra classrooms and the use of some rooms has already been doubled up in order for the school to provide all of the services that they offer.

McClellan also noted that the current layout, where the early childhood classroom is in the same hall as the fifth grade classes, is not ideal. He said that they would like to be able to move the early childhood and prekindergarten classes into the kindergarten through second grade hallway.

McClellan stated that when they have to have inside recesses, the students go to the multipurpose room, “which isn’t big enough to house all the kids.” This means they have to send students elsewhere or they end up sitting in the halls.

“On a daily basis, having more space would be very beneficial,” he said.

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