Page students are currently sharing Peasley Middle School with Peasley’s 720 students. The Peasley students attend school on the campus in the morning and the Page students in the afternoon until 6:30 p.m. The split schedule plan returned the displaced middle school students to their studies just three days after the tornado struck, but has created a hardship for some parents.
Last week, Gloucester School Board members approved Superintendent Ben Kiser’s plan to move all of the Page and Peasley eighth graders to the Gloucester High School campus for the upcoming school year. All six and seventh graders will remain at Peasley and resume a schedule that is closer to their former regular school day.
The approximately 450 eighth graders will attend classes in a pair of modular buildings, one to be placed on the paved GHS driver’s education course and the other on what is now the faculty parking lot. Kiser said one building will hold 14 classrooms and the other will contain 10 classrooms along with an administrative area, a clinic and a guidance office.