The Freeport Board of Education approved a proposal to change the district's middle school structure at the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year.
Under the newly approved structure, the district will have one school that serves 5th and 6th graders, and another that serves the 7th and 8th graders.
The current Carl Sandburg Middle School will be the 5th and 6th grade site. Its name will be changed to "Carl Sandburg School"; and the current Freeport Middle School will serve the 7th and 8th graders. That site will keep its name.
Both schools will keep its current start time.
For more background information: http://www.wrex.com/story/37330361/freeport-school-board-proposes-middle-school-grade-split