JCSD1 Approves Moving Ahead With Clear Creek Transfer

JCSD1 Approves Moving Ahead With Clear Creek Transfer

At their meeting Monday night, the Johnson County School District One Board of Trustees voted to move ahead with the process to transfer ownership of the old Clear Creek School building from the district to the city of Buffalo.

There was a motion made by board member Greg Haas to table the proposal to give the district time to look into a few questions he had concerning the building and the proposal to turn it over to the city.

Haas explained his concerns, and said he wanted to table the decision until the next JCSD1 meeting and explained what he specifically wanted done before voting on the
matter.

Discussions continued with longer-sitting board members explaining that public concerns had been discussed at one time or another and that most of the concerns had been addressed during the public meetings held on the subject.

Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler said the public had been given a chance to give their input during the public sessions that were held over the past few years. He said the public had made it clear they wanted the city to take over the building, convey it to the joint powers board to run it, and keep the building active with a number of tenants, including the Boys' and Girls' Club and Sheridan College in Johnson County.

The board voted 8-1 to move forward with drafting the paperwork to eventually transfer ownership of the property from the district to the city.
Haas cast the lone dissenting vote.

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