Update: Moses Tucker Backs Out of Contract to Purchase LR Childhood Center


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  Moses Tucker will be canceling their contract to purchase the Woodruff Early Childhood Center said Capitol View Stifft Station Neighborhood Association in a statement on Facebook Tuesday. 

The statement says that Moses Tucker has determined that the cost of the project was too high for them to implement.

Capitol View Stifft Station Neighborhood Association stated in the Facebook post:

We wanted to share this information with the neighborhood as soon as possible. We are disappointed in this outcome and will continue working with the Little Rock School District in finding a use for the building that fits our neighborhood. We spoke with Superintendent Poore earlier tonight about Moses Tucker's decision. He is disappointed by the news but tells us that the school district is actively pursuing other options for the property and will share more as they move forward. Mr. Poore has been proactive in communicating with the neighborhood and plans to continue to keep us in the loop as new possibilities develop.

Capitol View Stifft Station Neighborhood Association will have their next monthly meeting Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Oyster Bar. They say they will be sharing more information with the neighborhood then. 

Original story: 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The future use of two local school buildings will be discussed in public meetings this week.

The meetings with Little Rock School District (LRSD) administration officials take place on Tuesday and Wednesday (April 11 & 12) and focus on the process for soliciting proposals for Franklin Elementary School and Woodruff Early Childhood Center. The district announced back in January that the schools were among four targeted for closure.

The LRSD says interested parties who submitted proposals by the deadline will make presentations to the impacted school communities.

Each meeting begins at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30):

  • April 11 - Woodruff ECC, 3010 W. 7th

  • April 12 - Franklin Elementary School, 1701 S. Harrison

A similar agenda will be held for both meetings. Click here to see agendas.

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