Farmington — The Central Consolidated School District will have a public meeting to discuss options to replace Ruth N. Bond and Grace B. Wilson elementary schools in Kirtland.

The purpose of the meeting is to inform the public about options to replace the elementary schools and to receive input from the community, said CCSD spokesman James Preminger.

"We hope to get a lot of feedback," Preminger said.

The presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kirtland Central High School cafeteria.

In December, the district presented three options to renovate or replace the facilities to teachers from both elementary schools.

At that time, the first option would be to renovate both elementary schools.

The second option would combine Ruth N. Bond and Grace B. Wilson into a 600-capacity elementary school that would hold kindergarten through sixth grades.

That new elementary school would be built around the Ruth N. Bond gymnasium.

In addition to that, Ojo Amarillo Elementary School would expand to accommodate 600 students from pre-kindergarten to sixth grades, and the gymnasium at Grace B. Wilson would become available for use by the community.

The third option would combine Ruth N. Bond and Grace B. Wilson elementary schools to accommodate 715 students from kindergarten to sixth grades.

This option would include a new elementary school built around the Ruth N. Bond gymnasium and keeping the Grace B. Wilson gymnasium for community usage.

Funding to renovate or replace the schools would be partially paid for by the state while the rest will come from part of the $20 million general obligation bond voters passed last August.

Ruth N. Bond Elementary was built in 1969, and Grace B. Wilson Elementary was built in 1984. Both have cracks in their floors and walls as a result of shifting soil settlements.

Noel Lyn Smith covers the Navajo Nation for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4636. Follow her @nsmithdt on Twitter.