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Family literacy program moves to Smith Middle School

Alyssa Jackson
505-5438/@AlyssaJacksonYD

Construction has been occurring at Edgar Fahs Smith Middle School, leading some to believe that the school might be reopened soon.

However, York City school board member James Sawor and Superintendent Eric Holmes put those rumors to rest. Smith Middle School will not be reopening but instead will house the York Family Literacy Program temporarily until a more permanent home can be found, Holmes said.

The York City School District Superintendent announced a proposal to re-open the Edgar Fahs Smith School building, pictured, to be a modified STEM academy. Amanda J. Cain photo

An auction was held at the school recently to sell off items in storage, according to Sawor. The activity there might have contributed to the confusion, he said.

Erin James, spokeswoman for York City Schools, said the district will continue to maintain the building.

"We're trying to figure out how to best utilize the buildings until we can make an expansion to the district, which will come when we get the funds," Sawor said.