The only exception is the pre-K classes that will be located at Scotchtown Hills Elementary School.
Ongoing rennovations are the cause of the displacement, according to Prince George's County Public Schools.
Students will take their regular bus route or walk to Laurel Elementary starting Monday to arrive at school at 7:45 a.m. They will then board buses at the Laurel Armory – Anderson & Murphy Community Center and travel to Greenbelt Middle, school officials said.
Pre-K students will be taken to Scotchtown Hills Elementary and will return home midday on their regular bus route.
Kindergarten through 4th graders will board buses at Greenbelt Middle School and travel home at 1:45 p.m.— but students in day care or walkers will be taken back to Laurel Elementary by bus.
“The renovations at Laurel Elementary will result in a state-of-the-art facility. We will ensure that students and families experience minimal disruption during this temporary relocation,” said Superintendent William R. Hite. “Although the work is taking a bit longer than expected, once it is finished, this will be one of the best-looking schools in the county. School staff members are in the process of calling each family. We appreciate parents’ patience and willingness to work with us.”
Greenbelt Middle School was also rennovated over the summer.
Original Post, Aug. 16: Younger students returning to Laurel Elementary next week for the new school year may notice some big changes at the school—for starters, they’ll be bused to another school for classes.
The Laurel Leader is reporting that prekindergarten students and fourth graders will be sent to the near-by Scotchtown Hills Elementary. Construction at Laurel Elementary is causing the displacement, according to Melinda Lee, the school’s principal.
Students will take their regular bus to Laurel Elementary and then be bused to Scotchtown Hills. All buses will be supervised by Laurel staff, according to the Leader.
"We are working closely with all (Prince George's County Public Schools) departments, as well as the staff and administration of Scotchtown Hills to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your child," Lee said in an email to parents.
Prince George’s County Public School invested $5.975 million into renovations for the school that will increase individual classrooms, eliminate open classrooms with no walls, and provide classrooms with new furniture, technology and equipment. The project is expected to wrap up next spring.