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Landon Waddell, 6, foreground, and Riley Duxbury, 8, dig a hole to "make a castle" on the Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School playground Monday afternoon. The Mitchell School District is studying a change in the organization of elementary schools that would organize the schools by grade level rather than by neighborhoods. (Chris Huber/Republic Photo)

Superintendent: Reorganization of elementary schools warrants study

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Mitchell Superintendent Joe Graves said Monday that an idea to reorganize Mitchell's elementary schools as grade-level rather than neighborhood schools might never make it off the drawing board, but it's still worth exploring.


Graves explains the idea in a column on Page 4 of today's edition and spoke to The Daily Republic about the idea by phone Monday.

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