Worthington School District Superintendent John Landgaard said, "The increase that's happening now is kind of coming at a quicker pace than what we originally planned for."
The Worthington School District
is growing at a rapid pace and Landgaard
says it's only going to get worse.
said, "It's not going away.
We are seeing growth that's going to continue and that's something we're trying to address by this bond referendum."
So, the district has come up with a plan: construct a new intermediate school next to the existing elementary school and improve the currently elementary school, which is already over capacity; forcing the district to get creative.
said, "We're using a room that was designed as an art room as a regular classroom.
We're using planning centers as a classroom."
The plan would also allow the district to remodel and expand Worthington High School
, where music students are using storage rooms, hallways and even bathrooms as practice rooms.
"It's putting pressure on some of our specialty areas which is cafeterias, gymnasium space, music rooms, and rooms.
All those different rooms that were designed for a specific number of kids, were having to put more in those classrooms," said Landgaard
Ag land gets hit pretty hard and ends up paying about 50 percent of the total bond costs," said Landgaard