School solution: all grades 6,7 going to Peasley, grade 8 to special GHS space

by Kim Robins - Posted on Apr 28, 2011 - 01:34 PM

Photo: Gloucester School Board members got their first look Wednesday at the interior of Page Middle School, where restoration workers have made tremendous strides in protecting school property and returning personal belongings. Above from left, board members Ann Burruss and Jay McGlohn consulted with school division construction manager Scott Shorland before the board met to devise a plan for housing middle schoolers for the 2011-2012 school year. Photo by Kim Robins

Gloucester School Board members got their first look Wednesday at the interior of Page Middle School, where restoration workers have made tremendous strides in protecting school property and returning personal belongings. Above from left, board members Ann Burruss and Jay McGlohn consulted with school division construction manager Scott Shorland before the board met to devise a plan for housing middle schoolers for the 2011-2012 school year. Photo by Kim Robins

The Gloucester County School Board approved a plan to accommodate middle school students for the 2011-2012 school year during a special work session on April 27.

Photo: The classroom of science teacher Ruth Manifold in the 8th grade wing of Page Middle School was destroyed during the April 16 storm. GCPS photo

The classroom of science teacher Ruth Manifold in the 8th grade wing of Page Middle School was destroyed during the April 16 storm. GCPS photo

Under the plan, all eighth grade students will attend classes in modular units placed in a self-contained campus area located at Gloucester High School. All sixth and seventh grade students will continue to attend Peasley Middle School.

This is the board’s interim solution for a two- to four-year period until a long-term decision can be made about Page Middle School, which was damaged in the April 16 tornado.

Photo: Items from Page Middle School that can be salvaged are being temporarily stored in the school's gym, which is intact. GCPS photo

Items from Page Middle School that can be salvaged are being temporarily stored in the school's gym, which is intact. GCPS photo

The board has scheduled an informational forum for 7 p.m. Monday at Gloucester High School in which superintendent Ben Kiser and his staff will provide more plan details and scheduling information as well as answer questions from the audience. Anyone not able to attend the forum may address questions or comments to Kiser at bkiser@gc.k12.va.us.