The school is slated to close in two years, but city leaders are helping figure out what it'll become down the road.
Monday night at a city meeting, Moline city leaders decided they do want to help pay for a special community survey and study about Ericsson's future.
And next week they'll make that recommendation to the city council.
"That will just help us make an intelligent decision about how to move forward with what we do with the school when it's no longer being used as an attendance center," said Superintendent of Moline schools Dave Moyer.
The study would involve first, comparing the Floreciente neighborhood surrounding Ericsson, to other similar neighborhoods in Moline, and across the state.
Then, a survey would be sent out to people living and working in the area to get their input.
"We have an idea of what kind of service providers are lacking in the community but the study will really help determine what needs the citizens themselves have," said Moline planning and development director Ray Forsythe.
Forsythe said it's important to find the right fit.
"It's unique to Moline because this is the neighborhood that is predominantly Hispanic," he said.
And some residents living in Floreciente already know how they'll answer their survey.
"A community center would be good or like a little shelter that'd be nice too," said Cecilia Carrilla, who went to Ericsson.
"Since the club is all the way on 7th street, maybe it could be a helpful place where maybe they can move it there so it can be kind of closer to their houses," said Leticia Lezama, who has a kid that goes to Ericsson.
"It would be good if it was a clinic or something. Also for the kids, if it could be a daycare," said Lourdes Huaracha, who has a kid that goes to Ericsson.
Again, there was no official vote Monday night.
That'll happen next Tuesday at the city council meeting when the recommendation to help pay for the survey is presented.
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