A proposition to sell the former Schulyer Elementary School/Albany
Shall the Board of Education of the Albany
City School District be authorized to sell the real property
commonly known as Philip Schuyler (Elementary School), located
at 141 Western Avenue, Albany, NY for a price not less than
$2,000,000, less usual and customary closing costs?
Voters overwhelmingly approved the sale of
the former Philip Schuyler Elementary School/Albany High School for at
least $2 million May 15.
The measure passed 3,723-405 (90 percent approval). A buyer has not
been identified for this building.
The building, on North Lake Avenue between Washington and Western
avenues, served as Albany High from 1913 until January 1974, and then as
Schuyler Elementary School until the district repurposed it as a swing
space facility for several schools during the major facilities project
during the first decade of this century. The building currently is home
to the Alternative Learning Center, which includes the district's
alternative-education programs for middle- and high-school students. It
will continue to house those programs in 2012-13 while the building is
There was one more proposition on the May 15 ballot related to the
school district, which voters also overwhelmingly approved: