Monday, December 5, 2011

School 36 bought out and set to reopen

 The former School 36 on Days Park is expected to reopen in September 2012, thanks to a new agreement that gave ownership of the property to the Elmwood Village Charter School.
 “This will accommodate our expansion to include a middle school and a second of each classroom through grade eight,” said school director John Sheffield.
 The building, located at 40 Days Park, has been vacant for nearly a year and a half since School 36, the Bilingual Early Childhood Center, moved down the street.
 Sheffield said the second location is ideal because it is located close to the school’s current location at 124 Elmwood Ave., and students already come from Allentown and parts of the West Side.
 “We’re an intrical part of this community,” Sheffield said.
 Construction is expected to begin immediately and should be completed by the beginning of the next school year. By Kevin Freiheit and Melissa Kania