Clearfield School District Moves Toward Consolidation

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Clearfield Area School District decided to move forward with plans to close the middle school and Centre and Bradford elementary schools and will hold a public hearing on the closures in October.

At last night's meeting the school board decided to direct its architecture firm, HHSDR, Architects, Engineers Inc. of Sharon, that the board intends to move forward with the options that would close the three schools.

Last week, HHSDR presented the board with three options for the schools, with options one and two calling for the closure of all three schools and renovating Clearfield Elementary to accommodate grades 1-6, with option three calling for the closure of the middle school and renovating Clearfield, Bradford and Centre to keep them open.

Option one would expand the kitchen and cafeteria and reconfigure the cafeteria of Clearfield Elementary as well as add additional classroom space on the east side of the building; option two would not expand the kitchen and cafeteria but would add additional classroom space; and option three would be to renovate Centre and Bradford elementary schools to keep them open, according to a previous article in The Progress.

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