CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A process that could lead to the construction of another new elementary school in the Chambersburg Area School District took a step forward this week with a public hearing on the purchase of 10 acres of land in Greene Township.
The Plancon C hearing held Wednesday is required if the district is to receive reimbursement for the acquisition and site development costs for the property, which is adjacent to the north side of the 10-acre Grandview Elementary School site on the 5500 block of Cumberland Highway.
The district has an option to buy the parcel from Alvin and Diana Meyers that expires in February.
Grandview Elementary, built in 1950 and expanded in 1963, has 275 students. It would be replaced by a 600-student school on 20 acres, said Architect Paul Taylor. The school could be built by 2009, he said.
The purchase price of the 10 acres is $400,000, Taylor said. Related costs, including sewer line extension, grading, road access construction and demolition, would bring the total acquisition costs to approximately $1.1 million, Taylor said.