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Elementary School Overcrowding addressed by St. Cloud board

Elementary School Overcrowding addressed by St. Cloud board Click to Enlarge Photo: Comstock, Photos.com

Jun 7, 2012 at 7:38 am

ST. CLOUD, MN (KNSI) - The St. Cloud School Board could find a long-term solution to overcrowding at Madison Elementary School when they meet later this month.

The board will vote on whether to approve a 2-point-2 million dollar addition to Madison, where an enrollment of nearly 750 students has put pressure on the cafeteria, bathrooms and classrooms.

Currently the cafeteria has six lunch shifts to fit everyone in, and classes take turns with bathroom breaks. Madison Principal Paula Henry says no learning time has been lost, but the extra space is badly needed.

If approved by the school board, construction on the addition would take place during the 2012-2013 school year, with new classrooms ready for the following year. Plans are also in the works to remodel the St. Cloud School District's junior high schools for growth they expect.

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