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Plan to build new Eastwood elementary draws criticism

PEMBERVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Lucky and Pemberville Elementary Schools are nearly 90 and 80 years old respectively. The district recently floated a plan to close both buildings and build a new elementary school at the site of Eastwood High School and Middle School in Pemberville.

Some parents say they want to keep the old buildings.

"I don't think we need to fix something that is not broken," said Theresa Lacourse. "Teachers knew the kids on a one to one basis. I don't think there is anything wrong to keep them going."

The district is asking voters to approve a November levy to build the new school.

"A new 80,000 square foot elementary building to service kids grades k through five and your annual taxes are basically going to be very close to the same," said Eastwood Superintendent Brent Welker.

Welker says combining the schools onto one campus will also cut down on the amount of missed class time for students who are bussed back and forth from Pemberville and Luckey.

"We have to shuttle those students back and forth every day. So to make the transportation schedule work those students lose close to 30 minutes per day. That's almost 13 days of education time per year," said Welker.

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