School District Waits For Decision On Old Reserve Center


The Watertown City School district should know by fall if the federal government is giving it the vacant Army Reserve Center on Massey Street.

The district has been waiting for an answer for the last two years after the Pentagon declared the center surplus property.

School officials would like to use the building for adult learning, alternative education programs and a tutoring center. 

The district would also like to house its building and grounds department at the facility.

"We're hoping that maybe by fall there will be a decision made about accessing the property. My understanding is we're still first in the line of interested parties," said district Superintendent Terry Fralick.

Fralick says the wait has slowed down the district's decision-making process.

Officials don't want to look into other facilities until they know whether or not they can use the Army Reserve Center.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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