|NEWS RELEASE #
March 17 , 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aurora Public Schools Board of Education Approves Paris Elementary School Proposal
| At its March 16 meeting, the Aurora Public Schools Board of Education approved the proposal to remodel Paris Elementary School, located at 1635 Paris Street. The project will be funded with bond dollars.
Paris is a small elementary school built in 1956 that serves K-5 students. The school can house only 170 students without temporary classrooms. The school currently serves approximately 220 students. Due to overcrowding, many classes are now held in mobile classrooms. The Paris remodel will ease overcrowding in the area by increasing enrollment capacity to approximately 450 students.
“We are delighted that the board approved the proposal to remodel our school,” said Paris Principal Michal Lord-Blegen. “This proposal received overwhelming support from parents and staff members. We look forward to teaching and learning in a new building that will offer students and staff more space, comfort and educational resources.”
Paris students will attend school at the current location through the 2004-05 school year. The school will close in June 2005 to permit construction of the new building and reopen in August 2006. Students will attend an alternate school during the remodel. The location is yet to be determined. The district will provide transportation for Paris students during the 2005-06 school year.
More information about the Paris proposal and APS bond projects can be found by clicking here.