Wichita Falls ISD Superintendent Michael Kuhrt encouraged trustees to think outside the box of a traditional classroom during a school board meeting Monday night.

Kuhrt gave a presentation on different types of classrooms, common areas and teacher workspaces for board members to mull over as they lay plans to modernize school facilities. 

“I think we’re building schools for the 22nd Century because we keep them that long,” he said. “So I think they have to be different and have a different type of flexibility.”

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Among the possibilities Kuhrt presented was a school with a large common area combining library facilities, a meeting place and a stage. 

“That’s a different kind of structure than one that has 8-foot, 10-foot high ceilings and closed-off hallways and things like that where you don’t have these big areas,” he said. 

Read the full story by Trish Choate at Times Record News here.