CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Chambersburg School Board on Wednesday approved the sale of King Street Elementary School to the King Street United Brethren In Christ Church for $476,500.
The school is scheduled to close by the end of the year when its students are transferred to the new Benjamin Chambers Elementary School, which is nearing completion. Mary B. Sharpe will also close and its students be transferred to Chambers and students from the former U.L. Gordy Elementary School will also go to the new building.
Additional parking and use of the building for church and community programs were two reasons for buying the property, King Street Church Business Manager Ken Adams said a few weeks ago. The church plans to build a sanctuary at some point in the future, which would consume part of its existing parking lot, he said.
The offer from the church, which is directly across the street from the school, was based on two appraisals commissioned by the district to determine the property's market value, Adams said.