Northwest Public Schools discuss new middle school

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Updated: Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:30:00 CST

Northwest Public Schools in Grand Island is bringing up an old debate.

At a school board retreat this week discussion of a new middle school brought some issues back to the forefront.

Right now there are four elementary schools that serve kindergarten through 8th grade.

The Northwest Superintendent says middle school aged kids are missing opportunities.

"We're going to be able to offer them vocational classes. We're going to be able to offer them a self-contained art instructor, something we don't have now. They would have an opportunity to have larger groups for music." Said Matt Fisher, Superintendent, Northwest Public Schools.

Fisher says the board discussed building a new school near the High School.

That would mean a bond issue, a concept that failed five years ago.