Due to continued growth, specialty classrooms in several schools have been reassigned to general education classrooms, leaving music, art, gifted and talented, and health classes without designated learning spaces. In order to provide an equitable learning environment for elementary students across the district, these spaces must be added to the elementary schools where they are currently lacking. Once these projects are complete, all WFPS elementary schools will have dedicated space for specialty classes such as gifted and talented, art, and music. These buildings have been utilizing alternative methods (teachers on a cart, in-class instruction, shared spaces, etc.) for providing these services, but each short term solution is negatively impacting the length and quality of students’ education.
The total projected cost of the classroom additions at Aurora Elementary School, Eastwood Elementary School, Freedom Elementary School, and Independence Elementary School is $1.5 million.