The fate of the shuttered Lewisboro Elementary School has emerged as a topic of interest for local officials.
At Monday’s meeting, the Katonah-Lewisboro school board was told a committee is forming to review possible uses for the building. It was indicated that reusing the school, which closed this summer as part of a consolidation of the district’s elementary schools, may be among the board’s goals for the 2014-15 school year.
Interim Superintendent John Goetz said possible committee members could include himself, Assistant Superintendent for Business Michael Jumper and the district’s attorney. School Board President Marjorie Schiff said Board Trustees Peter Treyz and Stephanie Tobin also were interested.
Goetz said establishing the committee should include creating a meeting calendar and ground rules. He said community input would be sought, noting “the people have a vested interest in this.”
The board also was told a committee meeting could be held before the next school board meeting. Schiff said the committee’s report to the board should include a potential timeline and a proposal for community involvement. Goetz concurred with Schiff, explaining that approach is what is expected.
The school’s future use also is a topic at the town government level. At a League of Women Voters event held last week in Katonah, Lewisboro Supervisor Peter Parsons called LES the town’s “biggest single opportunity.” He suggested possible uses such as additional office space for the town government and a venue for teenagers.