With construction set to begin in June on a new addition and playground area at Hyde-Addison Elementary School, involving the relocation of a four-foot sewer and storm pipe, students of Hyde-Addison Elementary School will probably spend the next two school years elsewhere. The students may be placed in a different school, such as Hardy Middle School, or in temporary trailers on Ellington Field at 38th and R Street NW.
According to parents, the D.C. Department of General Services originally said that students would not need to be relocated. However, the word in December was that it was likely. Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Jeffrey Jones, who will be meeting with officials to get more information, said, “Nothing is set is stone yet, other than that we’re going to get the building built.” The start of construction was moved from March to June to avoid disrupting the current school year.