The town council is considering converting Parker Memorial School into senior housing, according to a discussion at Wednesday night's school board meeting.
Superintendent William Guzman included Parker School in the meeting agenda so that board members are aware of the potential changes. Guzman said that the board would have to return the "use and control" of the school to the town so the town may more easily apply for potential funds.
According to the school board agenda, town staff members and David Berto of Housing Enterprises, Inc. have looked at the unoccupied portion of the site and determined that more than 40 units could be developed.
In the town council's February 14 agenda, the council will vote to set a public hearing on a proposed contract with the non-profit organization, The Access Agency. The agenda also notes that there is a large need for affordable senior housing in Tolland.
"This is an exciting possibility to meet an important town need while at the same time making an excellent use of a vacant building," Town Manager Steven Werbner said of the idea.
The Recreation Department is a portion of the school.
To view the council agenda, visit the town's website.