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Open House: Sprayberry Students Move to Lloyd Wood Education Center

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At long last, students at Sprayberry Learning Center have a new home, in the building which once housed Lloyd Wood Middle School. This week, an open house is planned, to give residents a closer look at the Lloyd Wood Education Center.

The open house at Sprayberry Center at the Lloyd Wood Education Center is set for Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room. Tours of the school will be available, and everyone will be able to meet the school’s staff. Refreshments will also be served.

Sprayberry serves students in the county who have multiple disabilities, in addition to housing several of the county’s alternative classes.

Earlier this year Carla Allen, the president of the Sprayberry Parent Teacher Organization, explained why moving into the new building was so important.

“When Sprayberry was built (in 1978), most students were ambulatory,” Allen said. “The classrooms are just not big enough.”

That’s because when Sprayberry was conceived, builders didn’t know they’d eventually have so many students in wheelchairs.

The newly renamed Lloyd Wood Education Center changes all of that for the Sprayberry kids, who began taking classes there last week.

Everyone is invited to come out and see the new facilities on Tuesday evening. Renovations are ongoing, and will only serve to better enhance the students’ experiences at the school.

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