MILTON – Susquehanna Central Intermediate Unit (CSIU) has extended its lease for space in the old Watsontown Elementary School building until June 30, 2026.
At a recent board meeting, CSIU approved the lease extension, effective July 1, 2021, at an annual cost of $ 107,280, the same as the previous lease.
CSIU noted that funds for space are available in the Special Education, Early Intervention and Jumpstart budgets.
Warrior Run Superintendent Dr Alan Hack said his school district board approved the rental agreement at a meeting held on June 28.
According to information provided by Hack, CSIU leases 13,410 square feet at a cost of $ 8 per square foot.
In addition to the space rented by CSIU in the building, Hack said Luzerne County Community College uses 11,000 square feet, with two classrooms remaining unused.
The Watsontown Elementary School building was closed at the end of 2016, with students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 being combined with students from Turbotville Elementary School. All fourth grade students are currently enrolled in college.
The Warrior Run District is constructing a new elementary school on the grounds of the middle / high school complex. This school, where all primary school students will be educated, is expected to be open after the holidays during the 2022-2023 school year.
In other September business conducted by the CSIU Board of Directors, the following new hires were approved: Amanda Glenny, nurse educator, $ 61,500; Julie Klinger, guidance counselor, $ 33,598; Max Lowrie, business systems analyst, $ 67,000; Shawn Roslevich, Technical Support Specialist, $ 49,000; and Rita Steel, customer support specialist, $ 51,500;