About 25 people showed up Tuesday night to find out what what plans the Pitt County School Board school board has for Sadie Saulter Elementary School now that is will no longer operate as a K-5 school.
One possible program for the school is the Alpha Program for kids that need intervention. Some say it's a program for bad kids--but one mother says it saved her child.
Transforming the school would also mean physical changes. Option one will add 21,000 square feet and cost about 3.5 million dollars. Option two adds 28,000 square feet of space and costs about 5.6 million. Both options involve moving Alpha to Sadie Saulter--which is just fine with the current principal.
Fredonia Stewart says, "I think the Alpha program and pre-k students will definitely benefit from the facilities here. So, i'm very happy that this school is going to be a vibrant part of the community."
School officials say no decision has been made as of yet. Tuesday's feedback will be taken in consideration and a vote will be made in April.
The life span of one elementary school is officially limited, and officials are looking for input on how they'll change the building into something other than a school.
The Pitt County Board of Education will host a community forum at Sadie Saulter Elementary School in Greenville Tuesday evening. The topic: options for reconfiguring the school into a place for a Pre-K center, administrative offices and special programs. The forum starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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