What do you think about having 5th grade in middle school?
My school district is thinking of putting 5th grade in middle school. This comes because of money problems and also the closing of a school. We have 11 elementary schools and now are on 10. Our new superintendent wants to close 3 more schools and put those schools in other elementary schools. He is then saying that to put 5th grade in middle school. This is going to happen in the 2013 school year if passed. I do not agree with the putting of 5th in middle school. I see how hard it was with my 6th grader in middle school. The kids are so dramatic and more bullying goes on. Also. it was so hard this school year for her to get up. She has to get up earlier since her school starts at 8. The elementary starts at 9. I have a hard time getting my elementary kids to school as it is. If this proposal passes, i think it would be hard for them. What do you think?