Saying that it would be better for students and less expensive, Westminster School District officials have recommended that Midway City Elementary School be shut down and that Dr. Jessie Hayden School be reopened.
"The question is, which school can best house and provide a good facility for 600 students," district Supt. Gail Wickstrom told the Board of Trustees last week.
A district study shows that Hayden, built in 1961, is in much better condition than the aging Midway City campus and would be less expensive to renovate, Wickstrom said.
Midway City School was built in 1950, and would require major renovation to keep it usable. Hayden, located at 14782 Eden St. in Midway City, has been closed since 1978, when the board decided to move its students to Midway City School.