Decatur School Board holding special meeting to discuss property

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt February 22, 2016
The Decatur School Board meets on Jan. 12. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Decatur School Board meets on Jan. 12. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

The Decatur School Board will meet tomorrow, Feb. 23, and will go behind closed doors to discuss real estate matters.

The closed door meetings, known as executive sessions, are legally allowed to discuss certain topics like land purchases or pending litigation. City Schools of Decatur Superintendent David Dude said he does not expect the board to take any action at the end of the meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at CSD’s central office, located at 125 Electric Avenue. The board must publicly vote to go into an executive session.

CSD has either purchased or been in discussions to purchase several pieces of property around the city as it works to expand its facilities to keep up with increasing enrollment.

The School Board on Tuesday, Feb. 9, unanimously voted to authorize a purchase and sale agreement for 208 Westchester Drive. The purchase price is $489,000. The closing date is March 11, 2016.

Over the summer, the School Board voted to go under contract for property along Talley Street. In November, the School Board also voted to go under contract for property adjacent to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center.

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