Monday, June 17, 2024
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Warren Schools Working On Classroom Upgrades

Warren County School System working on addressing classroom needs by adding more and upgrading current ones.

Director of Schools Grant Swallows said the need comes with having older classrooms, as well as additional growth in the county.

“We are really overcoming some neglected things and also trying to plan for the future,” Swallows said. “Centertown for instance is at their highest enrollment ever but we’re also anticipating with the approval of some new homes being built in the area, there could potentially¬† be some more students on the way.”

Swallows said they have recently gotten rid of some portable classrooms at Eastside Elementary and created more classrooms. He said they plan to do a similar project at Centertown Elementary.

Swallows said currently, the Warren County School System has a growth rate of about 2.5 percent. He said according to the state, that qualifies the district as fast-growing.

“I don’t think we’ll maintain that,” Swallows said. “But we’re coming off of a time where for the last two or three years our enrollment has been down because of what we’ve been seeing in our country.”