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Coarc looking to move its special ed preschool

Dec 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Jeanette Wolfberg is reporting for The Columbia Paper on the November 20 meeting of the Columbia County Community Services Board, a session that included an update on plans for finding a new location for Coarc's special education preschool. Ken Stall, executive director of Coarc, a non-profit organization that provides services for people with disabilities, reported the nonprofit’s special education preschool, The Starting Place, plans to change locations, perhaps to the Galvan Armory, which also houses the Hudson Area Library. The Starting Place has been at Columbia Memorial Hospital since Coarc sold its building on Prospect Avenue in Hudson. At the meeting, Stall thanked the hospital for its generosity but noted. “They can’t keep us forever.” Stall said that more than a year ago, Galvan committed to renovating the basement of the Armory for The Starting Place. It has turned out the work needed to accommodate the program would be more expensive than thought. One reason: each classroom must have its own bathroom. “It’s not the ideal location,” Stall said, citing parking problems and the lack of an outdoor play space. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.