State College

College Heights case goes before judge

The ongoing legal battle between the State College Area School District and the heirs of the couple who donated the land where College Heights Elementary stands was in court Wednesday.

The family of Adam and Rebecca Krumrine, who gave the property in 1926, is suing the district for its return, based on language in the deed that directs that if it is no longer being used as a school.

SCASD has not used the building as a school in decades, utilizing it as office and support space. It is in the process of being sold to Penn State for $400,000 to become the new home of University Press. The district contends that the deed provision is unenforceable, but that the building is still being used for “school purposes.”

Lawyers for both parties argued their cases in front of Centre County President Judge Thomas Kistler. No decision has been reached.