Marketing agents interested in the job of securing tenants for the Uriah Hill Elementary School building have until Friday to submit proposals to the Peekskill City School District.
The winning agent will market the vacant school to groups and individuals interested in leasing space in the Pemart Avenue building. The Board of Education has expressed hope that the agent will bring proposals to the district by April 30, with one or more tenants moving in by September.
During a board workshop meeting Tuesday night Superintendent of Schools James Willis repeated his earlier cautions that, with enrollment increasing, the district must make sure it does not shortchange itself on space it may need for day and evening school programs.
Heeding those cautions, the board has adopted a five-year moratorium on selling the building.
The Peekskill Common Council has indicated that the city is interested in relocating existing recreation programs to Uriah Hill and establishing new ones there. Other suggested uses include a tutoring center, youth sports, adult education, performing arts and community programs.