Gompers to Go K-8

The Board of Education has approved plans to convert Gompers Elementary School into a K-8 school. Gompers requested the change after many parents at the K-5 school expressed interest in the idea. The K-8 conversion will take place over the next three years. Next school year, Gompers will add sixth grade, followed by seventh grade in 2006-07 and eighth grade in 2007-08.