Roughly 80 students will be relocated from temporary trailers to inside the Wallace Elementary School at the start of the 2012-2013 school year, according to Superintendent Dr. Mark Toback.
Since the Board of Education offices moved to the Demarest School on Fourth Street, space has freed up in the Wallace School, enabling to get the students to move into classrooms.
The pre-K classes that used to be housed in the building will be moving to Brand and Demarest, Toback said.
“The board had to do something to get the kids out of the trailers,” Toback said.
The trailers were at the end of their useful lives.
It’s unclear what the board will do with the trailers. For now, they will remain where they are, but won’t be in use. One option is to sell them, Toback said.
The former BoE offices, located on the second floor of Wallace, will be turned into classrooms as well, Toback said. The multiple smaller offices will be used for classes for the increased number of autistic students in the district, Toback said.
In the 2012-2013 school year, the district will have four or five classes of students with autism. Each class is about four or five students.