At Tuesday night’s meeting, the Binghamton City School District’s Board of Education collectively decided to pursue rebuilding Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, and not to decommission any other elementary school at this time. This comes after 19 months of carefully considering feasibility study data, weighing various scenarios, and listening to stakeholder input.
District leadership will spend the next several months considering multiple options for achieving a new and improved Roosevelt, and advocating for the state funding and grants needed to finance this project. We understand and appreciate Roosevelt’s role as a vital resource to the north side community. Our ultimate goal is to provide a 21st century school to an underserved section of the city, in a way that most benefits and least disrupts our students
and their families.
We appreciate the passionate support behind our neighborhood schools, and we trust that we can count on that support from our stakeholders as we seek to secure the necessary funding. If efforts to obtain the funds to rebuild Roosevelt are unsuccessful, the board may need to revisit repurposing an elementary school.
We thank you all for your patience and input, and assure you that we will continue to keep our community informed and involved every step of the way.