DAY ONE OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR IS IN THE BOOKS FOR
AND FOR STUDENTS AT HUTTON ELEMENTARY.
IT MARKS A NEW BEGINNING.
WHILE THEIR SOUTH HILL SCHOOL IS BEING RENOVATED....
HUTTON WILL SPEND THIS SCHOOL YEAR IN THE OLD JEFFERSON
ELEMENTARY AT 37TH AND GRAND.
KXLY4'S CAITI CURREY HAS THE STORY.
THE BUILDING MAY STILL TECHNICALLY SAY JEFFERSON.
BUT THIS PLAYGROUND BELONGS TO THE STUDENTS OF HUTTON.
Kimberly Cleary, parent and president of the PTG
We're calling the school camp Hutton to distinguish
us from our typical location and also to distinguish
us from the new Jefferson school.
FROM T-SHIRTS, CLASSROOM DECOR AND THE SIGN OUT IN
FRONT OF THE SCHOOL.
STUDENTS AND STAFF HAVE EMBRACED THEIR TEMPORARY HOME.
Chuck Demarest, principle:00W16 25
Over the summer staff put in just a tremendous amount
of hours getting the building ready, you would never
know we were just here for the year.
THE BIGGEST ISSUE THE TEMPORARY FACILITY FACES IS
STUDENTS WHO USED TO WALK TO SCHOOL WILL NOW HAVE
TO TAKE THE BUS.
SOMETHING THE SCHOOL IS URGING EVERY STUDENT TO DO.
IN ORDER TO REDUCE THE HIGH TRAFFIC IN THE AREA.
CHUCK :31W17 25
For 80 percent of our kids riding a bus is brand new.
THE SCHOOL SAYS PARENTS HAVE BEEN MORE THAN FLEXIBLE
WITH THE CHANGES SO FAR...
BECAUSE EVERYONE KNOW'S WHAT'S IN STORE FOR NEXT YEAR.
CHUCK :21W18 25
We'll certainly have new technology.
we'll have hott water for the first time ever.
BUT THE DECADES OLD CHARM WILL REMAIN.
the facade and the original part of the building will
look the same so what what people are used to they'll
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Reporting in Spokane, Caiti Currey KXLY 4 News.