Council Rock’s Capital Planning Committee is recommending that Wrightstown Elementary School be closed.
During a presentation in front of the school board Wednesday, Capital Planning Committee members Chris D’Auria and Tim Downs said the school should be shut down. Students would be redistricted to Newtown Elementary School.
The committee, which was tasked with coming up with a capital plan by assessing the district’s buildings and overall student enrollment, said closing the school—the only Council Rock school in Wrightstown Township—is fiscally responsible.
Wrightstown Elementary School, built in 1958, is the district’s smallest and most inefficient school, according to the presentation.
The committee also recommended that Richboro Middle School be closed and Holland Middle School be renovated and expanded at a cost of $36 million. Additionally, the committee says the district should build a new Newtown Middle School for $55 million, which they say makes more sense than the $47 million renovation project required to meet the district’s needs.
Board president Wendi Thomas thanked the committee for their work over the past year. “We plan to try to digest some of this information. It is this board’s intent to review the information and make some decisions,” she said.