Architects presented pictures Tuesday with their ideas of what could go into West Salem's new school.

One of the biggest challenges with this project is a potential shift in who's at what school. Right now, the buildings are K through 5, six through eight, and then high school.

The plans presented Tuesday would move some of the younger kids into the new middle school. "Talking about a 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 building and how the 4th and 5th and the 6th, 7th, 8th interact and what kinds of efficiencies we can pick up by having all of those in one building," said principal architect Nick Hildebrandt.

"Constructing schools in the community is a come every 20 year kind of thing, so you want to make sure that it fits into a master plan," said West Salem Superintendent Troy Gunderson.

The architects will go back to the drawing board with Tuesday's input and come back again in a few weeks.

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