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Vincennes School Corp holds forum for Franklin Elementary parents

The Vincennes Community School Corporation addressed next year's school renovation and how it will affect students.

Posted: Apr 2, 2019 6:24 PM
Updated: Apr 3, 2019 7:10 AM

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - Tessa Boger is a life long resident of Vincennes. She also has two kids attending Franklin elementary.

Boger explains, "Actually my mom and both my brothers and I all went to Washington school. So one thing that is exciting about the move is that my first grader will get an opportunity to go to my alma mater."

Construction will begin on Franklin elementary before next school year. Students will start their day at Washington Christian Center, formerly Washington school.

Franklin principle Melissa Pancake explains, "Students will have breakfast there. We will have the pledge and what we call our kindness pledge. Before the grades three four five get on their buses."

Those students from third grade up will be sent to area churches.

Pancake says, "They're going to find that instruction starts on the bus. We're going to incorporate our read a loud and our math fluency as they travel from Washington Christian Center to the churches."

After the trip, a student's day won't be much different from a normal school day. Pancake says the goal is to keep class days as uninterrupted as possible.

Pancake says, "I know that we will have to tweak things as they come. But we do that every year and we're just ready to get the process started and to start with the remodel."

Teachers at Franklin elementary have already begun packing up their things. Boger says she is happy to see the project finally getting started.

Boger says, "I think it's going to go smoothly. I know they've done it well the past three schools. So I am really confident that they have everything worked out."

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