Leaders Want to Add Gyms to Lynchburg Elementary Schools

Lynchburg, VA - Only three Lynchburg City elementary schools have gymnasiums of their own. Superintendent Scott Brabrand wants to change that.

Students at Dearington Elementary often have gym outside.

Brabrand says science, English and math teachers have a classroom, so our movement education teachers should too.

Giving every elementary school a gym is included in the capital improvement plan. One P.E. teacher hopes a gym becomes a reality for a lot of reasons.

"It allows opportunities when there is inclement weather for recess. If I'm not using that space, it gives them that opportunity so that kids could be fully active," said Alicia Roberts.

The gym idea is up for a vote at the next school board meeting on November 27.