JCSD1 Board Working To Give School Back To City Of Buffalo

Dr. Rod Kessler
Dr. Rod Kessler

At their meeting Monday night, the Johnson County School District One board of Trustees discussed whether or not to move toward giving the old Clear Creek School building back to the City of Buffalo.

District Superintendent Dr. Rod Kessler tells us what happened at the meeting concerning the school building.

The City is looking at turning the building over to the Buffalo/Johnson County Economic Development Joint powers Board to oversee and administer .
The building will house, according to many reports, Sheridan College in Johnson County and the Boys and Girls Club of the Bighorns. Much of the building, like the old gymnasium and newer classrooms will be utilized for the two main tenants and for community use, according to public meetings held on the matter.

The original agreement, between the city sold the land the school sits on to the school district for $1 back in the early 1900s. The agreement calls for the city to have First Right Of Refusal concerning the property and can buy it back for the same $1 fee.

Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery explains what the next step in the process is.

Montgomery said the Boys and Girls Club and Sheridan College in Johnson County can both occupy the building while grants are applied for and renovations are done to the building.

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