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CSSD Completes the Sale of Former Cleveland Elementary Building to NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The Central Square School District Board of Education announces the completion of the sale of the former Cleveland Elementary School to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation.

The DEC will utilize the building as the future home of the basic training academy for DEC’s Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) and Forest Rangers. 

Board President Andrew Martin says, "Having a former school building put to use in educating those that will ensure the integrity of our communities for generations to come is an ideal outcome. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of not only the district's staff, but to many community members as well, that the DEC has chosen this location. The sale allows the Board to focus on financial and educational goals to bring the highest possible educational experience to our students, while maintaining fiscal integrity for our taxpayers. 'As one we rise, together we soar' is not just a tag line that applies to students. It speaks to our communities as well. Having the DEC located in Cleveland will benefit our entire District: all 3 counties, 2 villages, 2 hamlets and 9 towns. It is a great day to be a Redhawk."