Next fall the Marquette Area Public Schools are going to look different based on the recent realignment approval by the Marquette School Board.
The Graveraet building, which currently holds 105 alternative high school students, will become a K through 5 elementary school, and Vandenboom will become the alternative high school.
Between 275 and 285 elementary students will be going to the Graveraet building. It will cost $160,000 for Graveraet to be upgraded and ready for students.
As for V andenboom, the district says the upgrades will be minimal and completed by its custodial staff.
MAPS Interim Superintendent Bill Saunders said, "We had to make the decision because we ran out of space at our in-town elementary schools. Superior Hills and Sandy Knoll were out of space."
The realignment is a disappointment to the Marquette County YMCA's Early Childhood Development Program which occupies five classrooms inside the Vandenboom building.
The program is currently looking for a new facility. Once it finds a new place to go, it will have to become relicensed and accredited which could take up to six months.
Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Do you agree with the realignment plan for Marquette Area Public Schools? Yes or no? Why or why not?