Moline wants your input on Ericsson School future

The Moline School Board and the Moline City Council could come up with a survey on re-purposing Ericsson School.

On May 13th, the school board voted to close down both Ericsson and Garfield Schools after the 2014-2015 school year. That came despite heavy opposition from parents in the Floreciente community.

The school district is considering a plan to turn the building into a community center. The district has numerous ideas for what could be inside. Some of those include an Office for School Health,  a Daycare and Babysitting Center, and a Satellite office for the Moline Public Library.

Superintendent David Moyer is interested in seeing if the city will pay for half of the study. The district is also interested in knowing whether a community center would be feasible.

No word on when the survey would be released. Tuesday’s committee meeting starts at 6 p.m. at Moline’s City Hall.

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