by Lisa Tome
A major school renovation project will shut the doors of Perryville Elementary School to students and staff at the end of the current school year.
School officials announced last week that the approximately 381 students and staff from the school will be moved while that school undergoes a full building renovation.
If all goes as planned and proper approvals obtained, the renovation will begin at the end of the current school year, in June 2014.
Due to the scope of work in the $17 million project, the building will not be in use during the work. As a result, students currently attending Perryville Elementary will now attend Bainbridge and Charlestown elementary schools depending on where they live.
This process will be in place for the start of the 2014-15 school year.
The plan is that the building will reopen to students in August 2016.
Via a letter sent home last week, parents are invited to an informational meeting at the school on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m.
The scope of the project will be outlined. How students will be placed will also be discussed.
Perryville Elementary School principal Lisa Lowe referred all questions about the renovation work to school system officials. The letter outlining the temporary redistricting was sent home with students November 25.
Lowe did say that she hasn't been asked a lot of questions. She said that everything will be determined and presented at the parent meeting. "It's been pretty quiet," said Lowe.