The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

July 25, 2013

Purchase bid offered on former GISD campus

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — The former Travis Elementary School in Greenville could have a new owner by next week.

After twice being unable to find a buyer for the property at 3005 Division Street, the Greenville Independent School District reported receiving one bid on the site prior to Monday afternoon’s deadline.

The district’s Chief Financial Officer, David Carter, said the Greenville ISD board is scheduled to consider the bid when it meets next Tuesday.

The district had previously sought sealed bids on the site, first with a minimum bid of $75,000 and then with a minimum bid of $70,000, but did not receive a single offer.

There were no minimum bids attached to the sale this time around.

Assistant Superinten-dent Bruce Shores said he had shown the building to prospective buyers on multiple occasions.

Travis Elementary School was consolidated with the Greenville Sixth Grade Center at the start of the 2010/2011 school year, saving the district almost $250,000 a year in personnel and other costs.

District officials say there are no immediate plans to build another elementary, as the situation with the two schools sharing the one campus at 3201 Stanford Street is working well.

Superintendent Don Jefferies has said if the district does need to build an elementary school in the future, there is land available near the Hunt Regional Medical Center.