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Originally Published: September 4, 2016 6 a.m.
PRESCOTT — The Prescott Unified School District Governing Board is slated to have a closed-door session during the regularly scheduled meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, to review negotiations related to a real estate offer for the three school properties marketed for sale.
The Phoenix real estate firm, Ironline Partners, has offered to purchase “as is” the district’s central office building on South Granite Street; the now-vacant Miller Valley Elementary School on Iron Springs Road and the building that now houses the Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy on First Street.
Two weeks ago, the board directed the administration to work with their real estate brokers and attorneys on language for a contract that they would then reconsider.
If the board finds favor with the agreement proposed to them on Tuesday, the agenda lists a possible voting session on the proposed offer.
Ironline Partners has stated that they are considering a mix of potential uses for the buildings, including commercial development and possibly some charter school and health care facilities. They did say that they respect that these are of considerable community interest, and in the case of Miller Valley, there is historical values to be considered. They were clear they want to work closely with the district and the community on doing what makes sense for all parties.
As with all school board meetings, the board will entertain public comment on agenda items.
In other business, the school board will also be discussing enrollment figures and any related staffing adjustments that might be required to accommodate extra students and maintain reasonable class sizes.
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