Bond Update: Land Purchase and Floor Renovations

Posted by Vivana Killion on 3/28/2018

The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of 107 acres for the construction of our fifth Elementary School and the 6th Grade Middle School campus that will eventually become a 6-8th grade campus.  The tract was purchased through 2 separate contracts:
  • 102 acres for $21,500 per acre
  • 5 acres for $30,000 per acre
Total = 107 acres for $2.343 million
The land is located on Foley Rd. and the district is now in a 90-day due diligence period to conduct inspections and ensure there are no problems with the site that would make it unsuitable for a school campus.
In addition to the land purchase, planning is underway for replacement of the floors at BES and NES starting this summer.  The Board also approved  the contract for movers to assist both campuses in packing up the classrooms.  The floor replacement and moving expenses are included in the ‘District-Wide Maintenance Projects’ outlined in the Bond package.  This move will not be extensive like the summer move a few years ago when we were re-zoning, but the floor replacement will require that anything on the floor be boxed up and elevated.  No need to empty cabinets! Ms. Long and Ms. Merka will be coordinating delivery of moving boxes to the campuses.  The movers will help to expedite the process so the floor replacement can begin as soon as possible once kids are out of school for the summer.