School district to put dibs on depot property
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg Area School District could have 250 acres for an agricultural and environmental education center if the U.S. Department of Education approves its application for a portion of Letterkenny Army Depot.
The board voted unanimously Wednesday to apply for a public benefit conveyance for a 250-acre area designated for community and recreational use under a redevelopment plan prepared last year for the Franklin County Reuse Committee.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Byers said the deadline for submitting the application to the Department of Education is March 1.
"We're also talking to the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority about a direct transfer," Byers said. If that should happen, the application to the department would be unnecessary.