The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Mike Petersen

Packing it up

H-M-S Elementary staff packs up for big move


May 14, 2020


Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Elementary Principal Cathy Jochims tapes up boxes in the building's media center on May 6. Several staff members were on hand to pack for the impending move to the new elementary school, which is being built onto the existing high school in Hartley.

Question: What do you do with school buses that aren't needed to transport students?

Answer: Use them as moving vans.

Since buses are not being used for their original purpose, they are now holding materials and equipment removed from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn's elementary building until they can be moved into the new facility later this year.

Staff had been preparing for the move to the new building, but when onsite learning ended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the process was accelerated. The forced closure also sped up the timeline for the middle school facilities project. Students in grades...

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