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Supervisors, School Board Discuss Options for Yancey Elementary

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Yancey Elementary School is getting a new life and it could come with a new use.  Albemarle County supervisors and the school board are set to talk about additional options for the Esmont school.

The school board wants to create a committee to evaluate possible additional uses for Yancey Elementary School and wants to work with supervisors on how to make that a reality, while keeping the school up and running.

The front runner is a southern Albemarle intergenerational center.  It would provide medical care, a youth center, employment services and adult day health care.

The group has a site on Route 6 between Esmont and Scottsville, but the bad economy is hindering fundraising efforts.  So the committee will determine if the intergenerational center is a good fit for Yancey.

"There are needs for other services from the county in that area," said Steve Koleszar with the Albemarle County School Board.  "And co-locating them with Yancey would offer would offer a lot of advantages."

The school board voted in August to buy more land around the school site and add a new roof, HVAC and septic systems.  The total renovations will cost about $1.4 million.

This portion of the meeting starts at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon.  It's all happening at the county office building on McIntire Road.

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