Elementary school nears debut
If all goes as planned, the new Glenwood Ridge Elementary School will open its doors to students during the last week of March.
Don Swartz, assistant superintendent of the Basehor-Linwood school district, said the district was scheduled to obtain possession of the new building today.
"We've got a lot of cleaning up and floor waxing to do then," Swartz said.
Tom Sack, principal of Glenwood Ridge, said even though he would have preferred moving into the building earlier in the semester, the timing isn't too bad.
"There will be a full quarter of school left," Sack said. "We'll have most of our Kansas state assessments out of the way by then and we will have been in the new school for two or three weeks before we give the Iowa tests."
Swartz said the move itself will be with cooperation of many in the community.
"Tom Sack has a group of parents organized to take paper pencils and other supply things over to the school and the teachers have already mapped out where these things belong," Swartz said.
The district's custodial crew will move the heavier items.
Swartz said the city of Basehor has agreed to give the use of city trucks and to have city employees help with the move.
Most of the move will take place during Basehor-Linwood's spring break, scheduled for March 20-24.