In the past, the urban primary schools De Smidse and De Kleine Planeet formed one school, consisting of the main school on the Smissenhoek in Erwetegem and a location in the Wolvenstraat in the center of Zottegem. On the advice of the Educational Association of Cities and Municipalities, the municipal council, as the organizing body, decided on 17 June 2019 to divide these primary schools administratively, each with its own director..
Since September 1, 2011, Erwetegemnaar Chris the bodt at the head of both schools (the first three years of which were half-time), but as a result of the aforementioned split, Sofie Van Nevel, who lives in Merelbeke, was put on trial from 1 July 2020 appointed as director of De Kleine Planet. After the planned trial period of two (school) years, the College of Mayor and Aldermen has now decided to appoint Sofie Van Nevel (47) to the position of school director on a permanent basis with effect from July 1. for the urban primary school De Kleine Planet, with a full-time assignment of 24 hours. For the sake of completeness, let us add that Chris De bodt After the split of the two municipal primary schools, he remained director of De Smidse for another year, until he retired in June of last year at the age of 62 and Daphné Roman has succeeded him in that position since the past school year.