OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Ogden School District is making some major changes for the upcoming school year.
Ogden School District Board of Education approved a resolution Thursday to close Gramercy Elementary School at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Students will be relocated to nearby schools next year. The board said employees of the school will have the opportunity to remain with the district at a different location.
The board also approved the temporary closure of Wasatch Elementary School for expansion and renovation during the upcoming school year. Students and employees will be displaced during construction and Wasatch will reopen in fall 2020.
“We acknowledge that the closure of Gramercy will undoubtedly be a source of grief for many. I personally assure the Gramercy community that the Ogden School District stands ready to provide support to assist in a smooth transition to another learning community,” said Ogden School District Superintendent Dr. Rich Nye.
Ogden School District currently operates 14 elementary schools, most of which have seen a continual decline in enrollment over the past several years. The district also said the “integrity of Ogden’s older schools is a concern.”
The district scheduled an open house meeting for Tuesday, February 26 at Gramercy Elementary from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is inviting parents to come at any time during that meeting to ask questions and receive additional information about the change. The district said it will work with the families and the employees impacted by the closures to mitigate difficulty and provide support during the transition.