(Oak Ridge Today) The Oak Ridge School Board could vote on Monday on where to build a new preschool.
Several sites have been considered. At one time, Elm Grove Park in east Oak Ridge was the preferred site, but there has been more discussion recently of building the preschool at or near the Scarboro Community Center.
Elm Grove Park and Scarboro Community Center were both discussed at a joint work session between the Oak Ridge Board of Education and Oak Ridge City Council last month. Conceptual site plans and public safety statistics were presented to the two boards.
There has been opposition, including a petition, to building at Elm Grove Park.
Studio Four Design, which presented the conceptual site plans, was asked to come back with more information about the two sites for the February 27 school board meeting. The additional information could include rough cost estimates.
After the school board votes Monday, the Oak Ridge City Council could take action during a March 13 meeting.
Plans call for the new preschool to have 20 rooms, and possibly allow for expansion.
The school board meeting starts at 6 p.m. Monday, February 27, in the School Administration Building at 304 New York Avenue.