Starting next year, up to 140 Clark-Pleasant elementary students could be sent to different schools, and the school district is also considering whether it will need new or bigger buildings as the number of new students keeps rising.
Clark, Break-O-Day and Sawmill Woods elementary schools are out of space. Earlier this year at Clark Elementary, offices and staff training rooms had to be turned into classrooms for the school’s 675 students, interim Superintendent Becky Courtney-Knight said.
Clark-Pleasant is planning to transfer about 100 students from Clark Elementary to Pleasant Crossing Elementary, and about 40 students from Break-O-Day and Sawmill Woods elementary schools to Whiteland Elementary. Pleasant Crossing Elementary has room for about 200 more students, and Whiteland Elementary has room for about 75 more students. The school district is now considering which neighborhoods those students could come from, Courtney-Knight said.