Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What Will Happen to the Soon To Be Vacant Nativity School Building?

As things are shaping up, Media Elementary is on schedule to be back home on Monroe and State Street this Fall.  Not only did the temporary re-location over the last year at Nativity work out great, it was handled extremely well by Superintendent, Jim Wigo,  RTM School Board, teachers, faculty and students.  Nice Job, Everyone!

So as things get back to normal at Media Elementary, what'll happen with one of the biggest and soon to be vacant buildings in Media Borough?  That's a good question and one that will become more popular as the year goes on.  As it stands, there are discussions among Nativity's management committee taking place that will discuss this matter over the next few months.  I've reached out to people close to the matter and have heard there is a lot of discussion going on with some positive ideas.

This has a long way yet to go, but I'll share what I know as soon as further information is available. There are a lot of residents and homeowners interested in the future of this property, so I'll share what I know when details develop.

17 comments:

  1. The overly-wacky liberals in town ate likely to petition for it to become a greenway. Maybe then, Brian Hall will be proactive and offer his support in lieu of being told to act concerned after-the-fact by a blog.

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  2. HA! That's the funniest thing I heard all week. Does Prez Hall even know where Nativity is?

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  3. Wouldn't it be interesting if anonymous commenters offered suggestions rather than just trolling political stuff? I assume it's a privately owned property. If it isn't full of lead and asbestos and all that kind of thing, it ought to be a easy enough sale shouldn't it?

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  4. This is my thoughts....make it a full day kindergarten center for the RTMSD. Many of the surrounding districts have full day kindergarten available. Why not us? Why not keep the building as an educational institution instead of another office building or a bank. No one wants to see this historic building torn down. The building is small and it has been a struggle for Media Teachers through out the year but they are making the best of it. The building is big enough to accommodate the kindergartners in the district. So how about Mr. Wigo....can we get full day kindergarten? It would be nice to see this building in use for educational purposes.

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    1. One word, anon 8:39: Money.

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    2. Totally agree with this! Look at St. MM's waiting list for K. Not that many people want their kids in Catholic school but many go with them so they can have full day. I'd be fine with actually paying RTMSD to care for my children after K. day is over instead of having them bus them to another spot.

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  5. Full day Kindergarten would be AWESOME! RTMSD is growing and needs to be more competitive with some of the other local school districts in neighboring counties...RTMSD should buy the building and use it for additional enrichment activities and full day K.

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    1. Did I mention the MONEY, anon 9:06?

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    2. Wigo is a political hack only here to inflate his pension. Did I mention the money?

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  6. How about a Catholic Elementary School that is located in the Boro? One that serves the growing Catholic population. Oh, that's right, I forgot, the current pastor doesn't want a school. It's too much trouble for him. Sad.

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    1. Didn't you hear? Borough Council broke into the Archbishop's office and forced him to close the school.

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  7. Put in some swanky condos for $250k a pop to complement the ones that will be across the street.

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    1. We could always let media real estate slum lords have it.

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  8. The censorship on this blog is amazing. Thank you Tedman!

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  9. yes! loft space condos. too many outdated rentals in town.

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  10. FULL DAY KINDERGARTEN CENTER!!!!! Not only will it keep this building functioning as an educational institution, it will support the need our district has for it. It is perfect!
    I'm so sick of seeing beautiful, historic Victorian homes being neglected, torn down and the a cookie -cutter house going up that's really overpriced! Don't we have enough overpriced,unattractive condos,.townhomes, houses going up all over Media? Look at the mini-mansions They built up on Kirk Lane! They look terrible!

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