School Board Authorizes District to Enter Into Agreement of Sale on Property for Possible Sixth Elementary School
At its January 2, 2024 regular meeting, the T/E School Board authorized the District to enter into an Agreement of Sale for a property at 1200 West Swedesford Road in Berwyn. This 15-acre property currently contains an approximately 80,000 square foot office building that could lend itself well to future use as an elementary school. The Agreement of Sale will provide the District with a period of 60 days to conduct a full due diligence investigation of the property to confirm that it is usable as an elementary school.
TESD has been evaluating the need for a sixth elementary school for the past several years. At the same time, the District has been evaluating possible school sites should the decision be made to open an additional elementary school. This includes properties currently owned by the District as well as possibilities for acquisition. The discussion about adding a sixth elementary school has included many public presentations about student enrollment, space utilization, programming needs, and transitioning to full-day kindergarten. Additional information has been shared about the advantages, limitations, and cost considerations related to using current District properties as sites for the future school. These presentations and data can be found at www.tesd.net/enrollment.
The District will hold a Special School Board Meeting to discuss the new school on January 17, 2024 at 7:30 PM at Conestoga High School. At 7PM prior to the meeting, Board members will be available in the lobby for coffee and conversation. All members of the community are invited to learn more about the current utilization of District facilities, the prospect of a new elementary school and the impact on our school community. There will also be opportunities for public comment during the meeting.
TESD values input by the public and encourages community members to share feedback related to a sixth elementary school by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.