The future of Hamilton Elementary School was revealed to the public for the first time, Thursday, August 5, 2013. The proposed design would allow the school to offer a 21st century learning approach.
“It’s going to allow us to support the types of assessment and instruction necessary to produce college and career readiness,” said Moline’s superintendent, Dr. David Moyer.
A space would be created called the “Imaginarium,” a center for more learning and even a discovery lab.
“I would be excited to go to a school this modern and with this many opportunities,” said Jay Reische.
However, not everyone was sold on the idea.
“It was built for 150 kids now they’re going to put 600 there. There’s not gonna be enough room for the traffic going down 7th street and for kids to play, ” said neighbor Larry Murphy.
Neighbors living near Hamilton are worried about traffic.
“They should have put it over at Jefferson where they had 40 something acres over there,” said Murphy.
While others would say it’s what Moline needs.
“It’s going to be I think arguably the finest elementary education facility,” said Dr. Moyer.
The school board is expected to vote on the proposed design at it’s next meeting on August 12, 2013. Groundbreaking is schedule for May, 2014.