Salamanca School Board To Consider Sale Of Elementary School To Seneca Nation

SALAMANCA-The Salamanca City Central School District’s board of education unanimously approved a decision to look into the potential sale of its Seneca Elementary School building to the Seneca Nation of Indians.

According to a press release from Robert Breidenstein, Salamanca superintendent, it was recommended that the board accept the offer made by the Seneca Nation to begin purchase discussions and to direct the superintendent to determine the feasibility of moving forward.

A press release from the office of Carmen Vecchiarella, city of Salamanca mayor, also confirmed the potential sale – citing a year-to-year decline in school enrollment and the possibility of a need to consolidate services as main points of consideration.

Breidenstein said that the board’s acceptance of this offer is only the first step in a long line of studies and processes to move forward with such a sale. He also said that the district believes it can accommodate the current Seneca elementary students within its other facilities.

See Thursday’s edition of The Post-Journal for complete coverage.