Reuse, repair, redistribute, repurpose.
Reap the benefits for these actions.
The Huron Board of Education devised a plan to use these principles to play a game of Musical School Buildings with their K-8 students, Montessori students and the board of education office. All schools in the Huron system will be included in the change except the high school.
By shifting the student population, several objectives would be served.
Fifth and sixth graders, now housed in the McCormick School annex building, would no longer be required to trek across to the main building in all kinds of weather to attend certain classes.
More spacious buildings would efficiently be utilized housing grades with the highest concentration of students.
A number of options were explored by the board to best utilize the present buildings. Some required additions to existing buildings. The solution settled upon does not.
The board has kept its promise to the parents and students of Huron to adjust as needed to best serve the students. At the same time, it has kept its promise to the taxpayers to work within their means. The repurposing of the present school buildings will stave off the need for a school levy. In these tough economic times, this is one decision which deserves an A+.