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DC private school looks to extend building lease

Tuesday - 12/3/2013, 9:10am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A private school for children with learning disabilities is looking to extend its lease on an old public school building in the District of Columbia.

The D.C. Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to permit the Lab School of Washington to lease the building for 25 years, with an option for an additional 25 years. The old Hardy School building that Lab leases serves as an elementary-school annex.

The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/IB6vnY ) that parents from nearby Key Elementary School want the Council to delay a decision on the lease until new school boundaries are finalized. They say the building could be a solution to overcrowding at Key and other schools.

D.C. Councilmember Mary Cheh says school system officials have told her they don't need the building.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com


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