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Center Grove rennovating for preschool, day care

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Center Grove is making room to move its preschool and possibly add a daycare.

The school board unanimously approved spending nearly $1.3 million to renovate three former classrooms in the Professional Resource Center, which formerly was Maple Grove Elementary School. Once that work is done, Center Grove will move special education preschool classes, now at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, to the building, assistant superintendent Bill Long said. Right now the Professional Resource Center also houses the school district’s alternative academy and is the headquarters for the Center Grove Police Department.

The project also includes plans to create an infant room, which could be used if the school district moves forward with a plan to open a day care center. Since the end of last year, school officials have been considering opening a day care, which could be used for the children of employees and students.

Center Grove will pay for the renovations with a combination of borrowing money, property tax dollars the school district receives for building projects and money the district saved after refinancing debt.

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