Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

CC/E to shift to multi-grade classrooms

Elementary-only district to make change starting next fall

The composition of some classrooms at Clay Central/Everly Elementary will look different in August.

The school board on Dec. 27 voted unanimously to shift to multi-grade level classrooms next fall. According to discussion, the change will only affect certain grades and not all K-6 levels.

"Moving forward, CC/E is going to be here," said Superintendent Kevin Wood. "It's just going to look a little different."

The board and administration had been discussing the move since August due to low classroom censuses. Director of Student Services Michelle Huntress noted at previous meetings that moving...