Schoolhouse Beat

Proposal to replace elementary in St. Louis draws opposition

Preservationists and some elected officials are expressing alarm that the St. Louis school district may tear down Shenandoah Elementary School in the city's Tower Grove East neighborhood and replace it with a more modern structure that may not meld with the area. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the district has had plans in the works since 2009 to build a new elementary school on the Shenandoah site. The $15 million to $17 million project would result in a building large enough for 600 children, including those at nearby Mann Elementary, which would close.

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