School officials and a parent group are discussing the possibility of installing a fence along Walnut Street at Central Avenue School so an area typically used by students during recess can be reopened.
The school closed part of the grounds during recess this year over safety concerns, which has made for a more cramped recess, Central Avenue School PTO Co-President Denice Katz said at this week's Board of Education meeting.
She said someone noted the students are "like sardines" with the limited play area.
Katz said the PTO wants to pay for the Walnut Street fence to expedite the process.
"Wherever you want to place it, it's all fine to us," she said. "It doesn't have to be a gated community, just something to keep the kids from running into the street."
Business administrator Gary Lane said officials are discussing where the fence would go, and ensuring its placement still would allow them to maintain the area. The issue is expected to be discussed at a Buildings and Grounds Committee meeting Tuesday, and a plan could be wrapped up then, he said.