Former Marsh Building To Become A Preschool In Shelbyville
SHELBYVILLE, Ind. -- Shelbyville Central Schools plans to convert an empty Marsh supermarket building into a preschool to address a growing need in the district.
The site of the former grocery store is at the intersection of State Road 44 and Amos Road. It was was purchased by the Shelbyville Central School District.
Superintendent David Adams says there’s currently a waiting list for the preschools that are offered at elementary schools across the district, and because of that, many kids are coming to kindergarten already behind their classmates.
“The demand has been very high,” said Adams. “It’s one of the reasons why we looked at it. A lot of our kids come to kindergarten – they are one, two, three years behind. We are interested in getting out in front to offer preschool to more kids in our community.”
Adams says the renovation will cost $15 million.
The district sold bonds and will use that money to renovate the building.
Construction is expected to begin soon and be completed in time for the start of the 2019-20 school year.