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Changes Ahead for Ardmore's Elementary Schools


New changes may be coming soon for Ardmore's elementary schools. After 10-months of discussion, The Ardmore City Schools Facilities Committee made its recommendations to the school board. KTEN's Hailee Holliday reports.

Superintendent Dr. Ruth Ann Carr says she backs the new recommendations.     

Carr says for the past eight years the school board has been looking at ideas to renovate and update the city's four elementary schools.     

In September of last year, the schools facilities committee was formed and is made up of volunteers.     

Some recommendations made for each school consists of constructing a gymnasium, safe rooms, additional classrooms, and necessary upgrades to Jefferson and Franklin Elementary.      Plus, additional 30-classrooms to Charles Evans and relocating the city's Take 2 Academy to Lincoln Elementary.     

Carr says she believes the committee's ideas are feasible.

She says, "This committee considered what they had heard and what people had to say about he first plan, which was the grade centers and the second plan, which was the one school.   And now they are looking and trying to come up with, well if you don't like this and you don't like this, what do you like and what do you want."     

Carr says right now there are no cost estimates on the recommendations.     

She says the next step is to have additional discussions with the committee and claims there is a sense of urgency to get the ball rolling on new projects.

Hailee Holliday, KTEN News