Omaha Public Radio News
11:54 pm
Mon February 9, 2009

New elementary school could be built in southeast Omaha

Omaha, NE – Omaha Public Schools officials are considering building a new elementary school in the southeast part of the city.

A proposal was presented Monday to an OPS Committee that calls for building the new school along South 42nd Street. The district owns land from T to Y Streets and an early childhood center is currently on that property.

OPS officials hope the new elementary building would reduce the size of Ashland Park/Robbins, Highland, and Pawnee elementary schools. Ashland Park/Robbins has more than 1,200 students. OPS estimates 65 percent of that school's student population would be moved to the new building.

More information about the elementary school will be presented next week at a committee meeting. OPS officials also plan to hold informational meetings with the families of Ashland Park/Robbins, Highland, and Pawnee elementary students.