The Colene Hoose Elementary school in Normal may soon be expanding. The school which specializes in serving kids with special needs is asking school officials for more space. They are expecting 30 new students for the next year and believe the new space will help them with those and the current students.
“It gives us a chance to really look at the space that we need to be able to respond appropriately,” said Dr. Adam Zbrozek, Principal. “To help students feel comfortable and to protect their dignity in that response we want to make sure we are doing everything we possibly can to respect our students.”
Zbrozek believes this will be a huge step for the school, if approved, and says this would be a tremendous step in the right direction for the district. He also believes that mental health is a growing problem that needs to be accurately taken care of and this much needed expansion would do that.
School leaders are expected vote on the extension in July, if approved, construction will be finished by thanksgiving although school officials believe it can be done sooner.