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April 9, 2013
by: Elizabeth Beattie

Final Decision on the Proposed Move of ESAA

At tonight's Board of Education Meeting, the Board approved the EMT's (Executive Management Team) original recommendation presented on March 19, which was to close Washington School at the end of the 2012-13 school year. 

Starting in the 2013-14 school year:

  • Students living in Washington's attendance area will attend Grant Elementary or Jefferson Elementary School
  • Elementary School for the Arts and Academics (ESAA) will be relocated to the Pigeon River Campus
  • Students living in the southern non-connected Pigeon River 'island' attendance area will attend Cooper Elementary or James Madison Elementary School
  • To ease the transition, bussing will be provided for 2 years to the families affected by the Washington and Pigeon River boundary changes

The School Board President, David Gallianetti and the Sheboygan Area School Distict Superintendent, Joe Sheehan are confident that the passion and energy shown throughout the last few weeks will be directed into making the transition period productive, welcoming and positive. They are confident that the needs of the students will continue to be met through the dedication of the staff providing a top notch education for each and every student. The recommendation to close Washington Elemetary School was extremely difficult. It was based upon the space available in the existing schools, which will allow the SASD to continue to provide quality educational services for all students without replacing Washington School. 

We will continue to update our families on information regarding the move of ESAA from the Grant Campus to the Pigeon River Campus through all of our communication avenues which include our website, eblast, school messenger and letters home.  

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 459.0453 or ebeattie@sheboygan.k12.wi.us (Elizabeth Beattie, Principal).

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