April 29, 2021 | By: Elena Durnbaugh | Battle Creek Enquirer | Albion, MI – A new elementary school needs to be built in Albion. That’s a point that teachers, residents and the Marshall Public Schools Board of Education agree on.
Exactly where that school should be built is still up for discussion.
The new school would replace Harrington Elementary. The district’s facilities needs assessment found that in its current condition, Harrington needs $10.8 million of critical repair work, so the school board is moving forward with plans to construct a new school instead.
There have been no new school facilities or additions to buildings in Albion since 1967.
Three locations in Albion are being considered for the new school. All properties being considered have space for parking, playgrounds and a bus loop on-site and would be capable of supporting curriculum focused on science, technology, engineering, arts and math, or STEAM.