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Reconfiguration of buildings may result from YME upgrades

GRANITE FALLS -- The two-year project to upgrade and renovate the Yellow Medicine East school buildings could lead to a reconfiguration of grades in the district, according to Superintendent Al Stoeckman.

He said the district is studying the possibility of adopting the middle school concept for grades 6, 7 and 8.

The school board is considering a proposal to move some preschool programs from the high school building into the elementary school, and making it a K-5 facility. It's currently a K-6 facility.

Grades 6, 7 and 8 would be offered as a middle school in a separate section of the high school building. The remainder of the high school building would be devoted to grades 9-12. The district offices would be moved to the west wing where some of the preschool programs are now offered.

Tom Cherveny

Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.

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