The Carrollton School District will head back to class one week from today.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Superintendent John Oetinger:

John Oetinger

Oetinger discussed projects completed over the summer in preparation for the students’ return.  “For the most part, it’s been general maintenance and upkeep including cleaning the classrooms and waxing the floors,” said Oetinger, “We did add a bus drop-off and pick-up at Adams Elementary on the north side of the building in what was once a large grass area.  The buses wont be picking up or dropping off students up on Jefferson now.  That will now all be done in the circle drive we have created.”

There are some additional differences in the district for the 2014-2015 school year.  “We have a few staff changes, mainly at the high school,” said Oetinger, “We have also added a couple of positions for larger classes in  the elementary 2nd grade.  It was a large class as first graders last year.  We will have a few new class offerings at the high school including a new program at the career center.  They worked with the local hospital to develop another opportunity for students who choose not to go to post secondary school, but to go into the workforce.”

Open house events for the Carrollton School District start tonight for students in the 7th through 12th grades.  That event will be held between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Students in grades kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend their open house on Thursday, August 14th , also between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.