Ronald Cantrell Construction will oversee the project. The bid for the renovation of the exterior came in at $236,035.74. This is a SPLOST project and will be paid for with SPLOST funds.
Oak Springs School, located at the corner of Hood Street and Campbell Street, was used as school for the children in the area during segregation. Later the school became a day care and eventually closed.
The White County Board of Commissioners deeded the property to the City of Cleveland. The City immediately saw a need and a use for the facility. Once renovated, the school will temporarily house the Cleveland Police Department, but the end goal is to convert the building into a community/resource center. The development of Oak Springs is all a part of the plan to develop a Municipal Complex Community Center which includes the renovation of Talon.