After an exciting grand opening in July 2017, the Katherine G. Johnson STEM academy is moving. Greenville Independent School District spent millions to renovate the former Paris Jr. College Campus in Greenville. The move to Crockett Elementary this fall is said to be a cost saving measure. “It will be a school within a school”, said Dr. Demetrus Liggins, Superintendent of Greenville Schools.
The decision to relocate is a cost-saving measure by the district working to balance its budget for 2018-19. Crockett Elementary has the capacity to absorb the 12 classrooms from the STEM Academy.
The entire KGJ STEM staff will make the move to Crockett over the summer, and Principal Stacey Kluttz will be the principal for the entire campus. The STEM-specific furniture and other resources will also be relocated. This is part of the ongoing effort to consolidate both facilities and administrative personnel.
We want to answer all your questions at a special meeting for parents of Crockett Elementary and KGJ STEM students at 6:30 p.m. on June 12 at the Greenville High School auditorium. Principal Stacey Kluttz and Superintendent Dr. Demetrus Liggins will answer questions ranging from curriculum to logistics and transportation.
We very much hope that parents will be able to attend.