GROVE — A Tulsa based company who owns land southeast of Grove made a verbal agreement to donate 20 acres to the Grove Public School District, school officials confirmed.
Siegfried Companies Inc. owns approximately 3,000 acres southeast of downtown Grove off U.S. 59. The site is formerly known as Honey Creek Ranch.
“They made a verbal agreement,” said Dr. James Rutter, school board president, referring to Siegfried’s donation. “There has been nothing in legal terms.”
Phil Frohlich with Siegfried was not available for comment.
In 2003 the Tulsa development firm constructing a $1.9 million 60-foot low-hazard dam on the site.
Rutter said the long range plans are to build an elementary school on the property. The proposed site is located on the southwest portion of the property, he said.
A special school board meeting is set for this month to discuss the details of the agreement.
Earlier this month, Gary Jackson with Hight-Jackson Associates of Rogers, Arkansas told the board members four new classrooms are needed by 2011 for the upper elementary campus.
Currently there are 550 students at the lower elementary campus and 314 students at the upper elementary campus.