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Medina needs PTSA to vacate Towne School for backpack program

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 January 2018 at 9:09 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Medina Board of Education last August approved selling Towne Primary School for $900,000 to Rainbow CCX International, a company that provides educational services. The sale is expected to close soon.

MEDINA – The school district is pushing to empty the former Towne Primary School. Right now a small part of the site is used by the PTSA to store food and as a packing location for a weekend backpack program.

The PTSA fills backpacks with food for about 70 children in the school. The students receive the backpacks on Fridays to take home over the weekend.

The district might not have another location to serve as the base for the program.

“Everything seems to be maxed out,” said Mark Kruzynski, the district superintendent.

He addressed the issue during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting.

The Board approved selling the school on Aug. 15 for $900,000 to Rainbow CCX International, a company that provides educational services. The sale is close to being final. The district’s insurance company wants the district to vacate the building so the new owner can take over the site soon.

Board members want the backpack program to continue, and want to find a spot for it.

“Let’s try because the program is very beneficial to our students,” said board member Renee Paser-Paull.

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