Work Session Tonight Regarding Knox Elementary Palmer Wing

Knox Community School Superintendent A.J. Gappa

The Knox Community School Board will hold a work session tonight to discuss the possible Palmer Wing Elementary School construction project.

Superintendent A.J. Gappa says tonight’s meeting is to gather more public opinion on the condition of the Palmer Wing.

“Part of the elementary school is coming up on 60 years old and there’s some work that needs to be done,” said Gappa. “The board feels that it’s time for them to make a decision. They want to go with one more public meeting to get input from the patrons of the community. So, the board has scheduled an open meeting workshop at 6 p.m. and that will be held in the Palmer Wing All-Purpose Room which is at the east end of the elementary school.”

Everyone is welcome to take tours of the affected area during the work session tonight.

“We will be able to show areas of the building for anybody who hasn’t been here before and wants to see what we’re talking about. That includes the kitchen, the boiler room, the tech area, and some of the restrooms and classrooms. We have different areas of the building that are open for people to look at if they so desire.”

The board has options of doing nothing, tearing down the Palmer Wing and building a new structure in its place, or rehabilitating the current structure.

The board will take all comments from the public and those comments will be taken into consideration when the board meets to make a final decision on the matter.