The lawsuit was triggered after the Waterloo Central Schools Board closed the school, built in 1928 in an effort Board members day will save the district over $500,000. The suit contended the district did not follow proper procedures in closing the school and that the decision was arbitrary. Judge Bender ruled that because the school board publicly discussed the closing at 4-separate board meetings and posted information about the closing on the school’s website, the board had acted properly.
The Main Street school was originally bult as a high school and later made a middle school. In recent years the building was used for a where students of various ages were grouped together over two year with the same teacher.
It has not yet been determined what use will be made of the building, which the district still owns, in the future. It is currently being used by the Teacher Resource Center and a summer dance group. Other community groups may also be eligible to use the building.