Montgomery School Considering Property Sale

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Montgomery’s struggling school system is looking to sell some of its vacant and unused property.

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Montgomery public school officials have identified a dozen unneeded schools and lots. They are considering selling the unused property to provide money for a district struggling with building maintenance and student support.

Superintendent Ann Roy Moore says she supports selling as many of the surplus properties as possible.

The district has at least $200 million in deferred maintenance, and that doesn’t include an estimated $50 million to rebuild a magnet high school. A committee is being formed to look at the system’s capital needs.

Officials already have closed schools and are taking steps to consolidate central office locations to save money.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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