Erie School District lists one of oldest buildings

  • Erie School District’s state-mandated financial improvement plan recommmends that it sell unused buildings
  • District has two unused buildings left: former Burton and Irving schools
  • Burton is for sale again; Irving has been on market for years

Editors note: In a previous version of this posted story, an incorrect address was listed for the former Roosevelt School.

The former Burton Elementary School is for sale once again.

After pulling the 127-year-old building off the market in 2018, the Erie School District has listed Burton, 1660 Buffalo Road, with a real estate company as the district tries to shed the last of its unused schools in line with a recommendation from its state-mandated financial improvement plan.

The school district over the past several years has sold four unnecessary buildings and has three unused properties left — Burton, the former Irving School, which is 124 years old, and a lot next to Irving that the district subdivided.

Burton and Irving closed in 2012 due to declining enrollment. The district in 2017 started a plan to sell its unused properties, using property appraisals to help set sale prices.