Possible Sneads and Grand Ridge school shifting

JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Changes could be coming for students in Grand Ridge and Sneads.

School district officials are looking at making Sneads Elementary a Pre-K through fourth-grade school.

Fifth through eighth grades would go to Grand Ridge School.

Space issues at Grand Ridge are the main reason for the proposed change.

The school board held a public workshop Monday night to hear parents' opinions.

"Middle school is a difficult age as it is, and that way they can just focus their efforts on the curriculum and the staffing and the teachers and just be able to make it a great school for our middle school students," parent Kelly Barfoot said.

"A building is only as strong as its structure, so if we have good administration, teachers, faculty, and staff that work together, then it will work," parent Stephanie Harrell said.

The school board will discuss the school shifting at the April 12th workshop and vote at the April 17th meeting.