It’s 70 years old and in need of repairs. Federal officials want it renovated or vacated by next year in order for the school system to continue to receive Head Start funding.
So, on Monday, the Oak Ridge Board of Education will consider what to do about the Oak Ridge Preschool, a building on New York Avenue that’s been on the repair wish list for years.
The school board will consider three options:
- stay in the building and renovate it;
- move the Preschool and its roughly 200 students to a different site, possibly by leasing space;
- move the Preschool classes and split them up among the elementary schools.
There is one option that is not on the table, school officials said Thursday.
“We have no intention…of shutting down the Preschool in any form or fashion,” said Chris Marczak, Oak Ridge Schools assistant superintendent. [Read more...]