Late last month, Abington School District officials laid out a timeline regarding the preposed demolition of the since-replaced, and now-defunct Glenside-Weldon Elementary School on Easton Road. Officials outlined steps the district has taken in the past regarding the school’s closure and presented a proposed timeline for razing the building.
Tonight, the school board will hold a public hearing at the school district administration building on Highland Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Abington Superintendent Amy Sichel said the school district’s solicitor will be in attendance.
Should the timeline stay as-is, the district is looking at a three-phase project — starting April 23 with preliminary demolition and ending in September 2014 with the construction of a new athletic field and the restoration of the site.
Early next week, the school district will likely begin preparing plans and specifications for the demolition and site design; it will likely award contracts for an asbestos consultant and a fuel tank consultant before November.