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By Will Castner
For The Sun-Telegraph 

History of the Sidney elementary schools

5 of 6 schools in use here are at least 42 years old


Courtney Fletcher

North Elementary School, which welcomed its first students in 1930, would be closed if the new school bond passes next month.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Will Castner is a Sidney High School student. With the school bond issue up for a vote on Feb. 10, he wrote a story for the Sun-Telegraph recounting the history of the elementary schools in Sidney.

The average school in the United States is 42 years old. Within the Sidney School District, five of the six schools currently in use are older than that.

Four of these schools were built in the 1950s, when the baby boom generation was being educated. One was constructed in the late 1920s. To fully understand the growing need to educate children in safe, clean, and technologically a...

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