CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Coldbrook Elementary School in Chambersburg will likely close along with two other borough schools when Benjamin Chambers Elementary opens late this year or in early 2009.
The Chambersburg School Board Wednesday night heard three proposals for realigning the district's elementary schools in the 2009-10 school year in an effort to bring more balance to the socioeconomic mix of the schools and keep class sizes consistent.
"Two of our schools are at 96 percent free and reduced lunch," said Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Services Catherine Dusman, indicating a concentration of lower-income students. The schools themselves are often unequal, she said, with some older schools lacking gymnasiums, cafeterias and modern libraries.
"We as an administration want to close Coldbrook and want to do it as soon as possible," Superintendent Joseph Padasak told the board. "As soon as Benjamin Chambers School opens."