City-County Schools Partnership Offers Potential for a New Park, Fire Station and Nature Center

City-County Schools Partnership Offers Potential for a New Park, Fire Station and Nature Center
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The City of Columbia and Maury County Public Schools have recently worked to partner on a proposal that would enhance two county schools and related athletic facilities with outdoor recreational and natural educational areas adjacent to E.A. Cox Middle School and Randolph Howell Elementary School. The proposal would also establish a new city park with nature center available to students along with a future site for Columbia Fire Station No. 3. 

The proposal was presented to t
he Maury County Public Schools' Zoning and Facilities' Committee by Columbia City Manager Tony Massey. The Committee approved the plan to move the proposal to the full Board of Education, the presentation proceeded by questions and answers by Committee members. The proposal to the Zoning and Facilities' Committee follows preliminary discussions between city and school district officials.

If approved by the 
Maury County Board of Education and Columbia City Council, students and taxpayers would enjoy improved facilities for key city and county facilities with significant savings. The proposal would also exemplify the benefit of local agencies working together to provide superior services to citizens of Columbia and Maury County.

For more information, read the 
Columbia Daily Herald article at http://www.columbiadailyherald.com/news/20170417/park-to-neighbor-cox-and-howell-schools.