Johnson County School District One's Board of Trustees, a their Monday night meeting, approved the latest draft agreement offered by the Buffalo City Council, for the formal transfer of ownership of the old Clear Creek School building from the district to the city.
The district had sent the original agreement to the city council, who made a few changes to the draft and re-submitted it back to the school board for their discussion and approval.
School Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler explained the changes made to the original document by the city. He told the board he had no issue with any of the requests.
The district wanted to be able to use the gymnasium facilities if needed, and the city requested that the agreement include negotiating a reasonable fee for the use of facilities to cover expenses.
The district had requested the use of two classrooms in the school for storage through march of 2014, and the city requested that if deemed necessary, the district vacate those for Sheridan College in Johnson County to be able to utilize sooner.
The closing date has been left open for now to accommodate negotiations.
Finally, if the city “flips” the property within two years of the transfer, the district would be entitled to a percentage of the profit made from the sale. After two years, the district would have no legal claim.
Kessler gave the board their choices concerning the agreement.
The board voted 8-1 in favor of the agreement, which will now go back to the city council for their approval at their next meeting October 1st.