WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Construction continues at Burnett Creek Elementary School as they work to expand the school. With classes underway, interior changes to the current building are nearly complete.
The project calls for 12 new classrooms, a computer lab and work space for teachers. The school is expanding due to increased enrollment, which has caused the school to use temporary classrooms.
Burnett Creak Principal Mark Pearl said they have at least 40 more students this year compared to last year. He said they can’t grow much larger.
“When we do open next fall, we will have a little bit of room for expansion,” said Pearl. “But we’re just shy of 700 students this year. And if we had more classroom space, we would have probably hired more teachers this year. But we’re pretty full.”
Woodland Elementary is also undergoing similar expansion work. Both projects are expected to be complete before the start of the 2015- 2016 school year.