By Monore Journal
ABERDEEN — An idea that has been kicked around for years will finally materialize for the Aberdeen School District. In a special called meeting on May 21, the Aberdeen School Board made the decision to restructure the grades within the district.
“At the beginning of each new school year, half the students have to learn the layout of the new buildings and the new staff. As a way of saving costs and efficiency, combining the schools will help out in the scheme of things. We’re thinking outside of the box with this move,” said Chester Leigh, superintendent of the Aberdeen School District.
Aberdeen Elementary and Middle School will merge to accommodate grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and go by the name of Aberdeen Elementary School. Belle and Shivers will combine for grades sixth through eighth and be known as Shivers-Belle Middle School and Aberdeen High School and the alternative school will remain the same.