By Rick Palsgrove
Dunloe Elementary students are going to get some extra space this coming school year.
The Groveport Madison Board of Education authorized moving two modular classroom units (containing four classrooms) from the high school to the south side of Dunloe Elementary. One will be moved immediately and the other one sometime in the coming months.
“Dunloe needs it,” said Groveport Madison Superintendent Bruce Hoover. “Dunloe is one of the smallest buildings in the district.”
A letter from Taylor Classroom Sales, Inc., states it will cost $111,345 to move and install the modular units at Dunloe.
Additionally, the board decided to replace the remaining old modulars at the high school with units containing 14 classrooms that will be installed in front of the high school while the new high school is being built. District officials indicated it was more affordable to obtain or lease replacement, used units than to work with the older modulars.
In district financial news, Treasurer John Walsh told the board what the district will receive in state funding the next two years under the new state budget. He said in 2016 the district will receive $36.3 million in state funding, which is up from the district forecast of $35.6 million; and in 2017 the district will get around $39 million from the state, which is up from the district forecast of $38.3 million.