East Grand moves forward with Grand Lake school deal
May 22, 2014
The East Grand Board of Education has moved to continue its negotiations with the Town of Grand Lake regarding its sale of the Grand Lake Elementary School building.
The board voted at its May 20 meeting to move forward with negotiations between its attorneys and Grand Lake, which could end with the sale of the former school building to the town for $1.
"There are certain options to the transaction that we're discussing with the town to make sure that every board member's, every community member's concerns are being answered, but we still believe that it's a positive situation and are looking forward to moving forward," said Donald Scott, the board's vice president.
During the meeting, the board addressed concerns that the town would not continue to use the building for educational purposes.
"We want to make sure that if we transition the school to Grand Lake that it'll continued to be used as an educational facility for children and a community center for the district," Scott said. "We believe that in good faith the town is moving in that direction that they are very securely locked in with providing education not only for children in the school year, but in the summer."
The board also said the sale would not preclude any possibility of a school in Grand Lake in the future. Scott said the board had instructed its attorney to work with Grand Lake to keep that possibility on the table.
The board's next meeting will be June 3.
Hank Shell can be reached at 970-887-3334 ext. 19610.