LANCASTER - Garrard County's plan to build a new high school to replace the existing one will bring about changes at the middle school, too.
"Our plan calls to convert to a 5-8 program," Superintendent Ray Woolsey said in reference to how the schools would be split up after the new high school is constructed. Currently, the middle school consists of just sixth through eighth grades; fifth-graders are part of the elementaries.
Once the new high school is built, though, the existing building on Maple Avenue will house middle schoolers.
"Fifth and sixth grades will be in the present middle school, and seventh and eighth will be in the old high school. We plan to have one administrator overseeing both of them, with more than likely two assistant principals," Woolsey said, noting that having the curriculum orchestrated by one person will help maintain a steady flow.
"The new plan will open up considerable space at each elementary school since the fifth-graders would be leaving," he said.