Holland Interim School Superintendent Sylvia Root said she will meet with members of the Holland Kiwanis Club to make contingency plans for Holland Tulip Festival events that had been traditionally held in the former middle school.
The annual chicken barbecue and senior citizen breakfast are just two events that need to be moved for the festival in May because the school district no longer has a working kitchen in the Route 16 building.
As of September, only administrative offices occupy the building. Fifth- and sixth-grade students now have classes in the elementary building and seventh- and eighth-graders attend the junior/senior high school.
“We’ll have to change things up a bit,” Root said told School Board members Monday night. “We still support the festival. We just have to figure out how to make it work.”
The superintendent said the elementary or junior/senior high school would likely host the events.
In a related matter, the board agreed Monday to relocate its meetings to the junior/senior high school library, where they used to be held. Board member Kelleen Kensey made the proposal, noting that the auditorium of the former middle school, where meetings are currently held, is not heated on a regular basis.
The next board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 in the new location.