H-D board comes into agreement on South Side changes

After a heated debate Monday night, the Hampton-Dumont Board of Education agreed to move the South Side Elementary library into a portion of the cafeteria and a special education class into a smaller room to create space for the 2014-15 school year.

     The changes won’t become official until the board approves the moves during a special meeting on Monday, June 23. The group was in a special work session Monday night, which disallows any board action. The changes will free up space for two extra rooms at South Side to accommodate an enrollment bubble in the kindergarten class.

     Monday’s workshop followed the board’s regular meeting, which was filled with routine business.

     “There’s no doubt the current situation is not ideal for our librarian, but moving it to the lunchroom is the best outcome for a situation that’s not ideal,” said Superintendent Todd Lettow. “Like Jerry [Buseman] said, We have to find the best solution that’s least disruptive for the largest amount of students.”

Read the full article in the June 18 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.