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Kiwanis Club tours new Bellefontaine school building

Bellefontaine City Schools Superintendent Beth Harman (pictured) spoke during a Kiwanis Club meeting at the Masonic Center Thursday.

Harman discussed the new schools being built. The middle school will house the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and is the building closest to Ludlow Road. The elementary school will house the Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades and is the one back the lane.

She said the building process ran into some problems along the way. There were two spots of wetlands and some shale.

One improvement with the buildings is buses will pick up students in a different location of the buildings from where the parents will pick up their children.

The classrooms will also be away from the noisy areas of the schools like the gym, cafeteria, and music and art rooms.

The new buildings will give much needed space that will help the students learn. Harman explained that the current middle school library is now housed in a renovated restroom.

Beth also said Western Intermediate has been sold, a church is looking at Northeastern, and a group of churches is considering Southeastern.

Following the meeting, Harman took the Kiwanis Club on a tour of the new elementary school.

Next week the Kiwanis Club will hear from Bellefontaine Police Chief Brandon Standley, Officer Chris Marlow, and K-9 Officer Arco at the Masonic Center.

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