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ICYMI We're Seeking Public Input: Elementary Expansion

Posted on: February 27, 2019
Rosa Parks Families

Elementary Expansion Project Update

ICYMI Journal-News: Middletown Schools Seeks Public Comment

In a recent article, Journal-News Staff Writer Michael D. Clark reports on Middletown City School District’s concerns on space and enrollment in our elementary buildings.

Earlier this month, Superintendent Marlon Styles, Jr., announced a series of public forums to get residents’ take on a $10 million building expansion project at the elementary level.

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February 26, 2019
By Michael D. Clark, Journal-News Staff Writer
 
“...Middletown school officials announced a series of public forums to get residents’ take on what should happen next [regarding a $10 million elementary school expansion plan]...
 
“... Styles delayed any proposed projects and told the board his district administrative team would launch a reach-out program to gauge school parents’ and residents’ opinions as to how the district should handle overcrowding at its elementary schools...
 
“School staffers at each of the district’s seven elementary schools are also invited to share their opinions at the public meetings...
 
“‘The district has identified addressing enrollment and space concerns in our elementary buildings as a priority,’ said Middletown schools spokesperson Elizabeth Beadle.
 
“‘We have an ongoing commitment to find a solution that will ensure we bring the appropriate amount of space relief at each of our elementary schools...
 
“...meeting participants are not restricted to attending meetings only involving their neighborhood school. A report of the accumulated community input will be shared with the school board...
 
“All the meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and meetings at Amanda and Rosa Parks schools have already been held…
 
“The remaining meetings are: Feb. 28 at Mayfield Elementary; March 7 at Wildwood Elementary; March 12 at Central Academy; March 13 at Miller Ridge Elementary and March 14 at Creekview Elementary.”
 
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