A Look at How Norwood Park Elementary Would Benefit from LPS Bond

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Norwood Park is the smallest school in the LPS district, but it's dealing with some of the same issues as the big schools.

One issue is overcrowding. Principal Pamela Hale says the district has been growing at a rate of 11 percent over the past five years. Hale adds that Norwood Park has grown at a rate of 18 percent and will continue to grow.

If the bond is passed, the school would get a new cafeteria and the old one would be used as more classroom space. Teachers say this would help to have smaller class sizes and students can really benefit from that because they would get more one-on-one time with the teacher.

The school's current cafeteria is also not handicap accessible.

Many of the schools in the district would also get a new security entrance. Norwood Park is one of those schools. Their current entrance was built in 1921.

The bond would also allow for technology and building upgrades.