5:46 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Ypsilanti Community Schools To Lease Out Building, Two Others Unused

When classes start in Ypsilanti Community Schools next week, there will be some buildings that won't be in use. 

WEMU's Bob Eccles has a look at what'll happen with those buildings:

Newly formed Ypsilanti Community Schools won't use all of he buildings that comprised the individual Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts.

Ypsilanti Community Schools open on Tuesday, and when they do, not all district buildings will be in use.  Superintendent Scott Menzel says there were shuttered buildings in Willow Run and Ypsilanti even before the consolidation. 

One of those buildings - Kaiswer Elementary - is being leased to a group that plans to use it to house programs for at-risk youth in the neighborhood. Menzel says Ypsilanti's Chapel Elementary School and West Middle School aren't being used this year, but if enrollment trends turn around they could be put back in service next year.