Purdy schools to move modular classrooms

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Space committed for new library construction

In the near future, the two modular classrooms at the Purdy School District, located between the high school and the elementary wings, will move off the school campus.

The space will be used in the new construction project for the new library and new bathrooms, accessible during athletic events.

Aaron Bolin, doing business as Purdy Development and Reconstruction LLC, purchased both buildings for $4,000 each. Bolin planned to place one of the units facing Sixth Street, but it was later determined the lot was too small. Instead, the trailer will be moved to the Project Genesis property north of city hall and used as an office for the feed mill. The trailer will be placed on a block foundation next to the old garment factory.

Bolin plans to move the other classroom out of the city.

Concrete blocks have been taken down around the classrooms. The air conditioning units were sold with the buildings. The buildings will move in the near future.

According to school board secretary Anna Marie Erwin, the classrooms have been used for Title I and reading classes, which have moved into the elementary wing. Teacher Susan Thomas offered high school credit recovery there. Her sessions have moved to the offices north of the school board room, used by coaches.

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