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head back to class Monday at Frank Elementary School in Perrysburg, and
fifth-graders are in for some big changes. They're going to be learning their
lessons in mobile classrooms.
because enrollment at Frank has jumped by 35 students. The units will lower the
student-teacher ratio, which is already high.
would be borrowing space on top of each other. We would probably have people
filtering in the library, multiple groups of students, and it would be very congested,"
said Principal Brent Swartzmiller.
are three mobile units with two classrooms in each one. They come from Sylvania
Schools and have been retro-fitted to accommodate the students at Frank.
helps the units fit in with the rest of the Frank campus.
still be in the bigger group building for lunch, still part of assemblies. It's
just that they'll have their own work area and as the elder statesmen in the
school, sometimes that's a perk," Swartzmiller said.
added that the Perrysburg School District is expanding at a rate that doesn't
fit its current size. Three
out of four elementary schools have mobile classrooms.
people in the district speculate that the long-term solution to overcrowding
would be the construction of a new school building, but that would require
voters' approval of a levy.