Dist. 276 to see some traffic pattern changes around Hedding Grade School

Information is going out to parents regarding traffic pattern changes coming around Hedding Grade School in the A-Town School District.

District 276 Superintendent Dr. Mike Curry previously told WGIL that the traffic pattern on West Latimer Street would turn into a partial one-way, to allow parents to drop off their students.

He says the district expects the changes to start after Christmas break.

“And then all of the signs will be installed by the city over the break. So, we’ll come back on January sixth with that new traffic pattern.”

Administrators for A-Town are also pursuing a maintenance grant from the state board of education.

Dr. Curry says that the matching grant could help the district with some smaller projects such as HVAC issues and tuckpointing at different buildings.

“It’s a matching grant up to $50,000. So any district that has a need that falls under the maintenance sphere of influence, you can apply for [a] number of dollars up to $50,000 which is all you would get matched.”

Curry also said the board tabled any decision until next month on entering a power-purchase agreement for solar energy at the high school and district bus barn.

He said that should the board enter the agreement, panels would be installed on the south side of the high school campus and the district would see significant savings over time.

Additionally, Curry says that the school board approved the video board for the high school gym, saying it was to be shipped on Thursday.

“And hopefully, cross our fingers, up and running by the Knoxville, Abingdon-Avon Tournament.”

Curry says there are several sponsors and the board will cost the district next to nothing.

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