STANFORD - The name of the game in the Lincoln County school system is the pre-school shuffle. With no additional classroom trailers in the future of Stanford Elementary to help with overcrowding, the school is scrambling for space for students next year.
Still awaiting the passage of a facilities plan to alleviate overcrowding at both Stanford and Hustonville elementaries by building a sixth-grade center, Lincoln County Board of Education voted Thursday to move four preschool classes to the central office to free one classroom at Stanford in the interim.
"That's our way of playing musical chairs in Lincoln County," said board member David Hacker after the motion passed.
The preschool students would be grouped in classes no larger than 17 pupils and placed in four refurbished rooms at the central office. While carpet and dropped ceilings are already in place, the cluster of rooms still needs new electrical wiring, heating and air conditioning units, furniture and bathroom facilities.