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June 23, 2013

GISD to discuss former school

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Independent School District board of trustees intends to discuss, and possibly take action, this week concerning the future of the former Travis Elementary School.

After being unable to find a buyer for the property at 3005 Division Street, the board is scheduled to meet in executive session to consider its options as part of Tuesday’s regular board agenda, starting at 6 p.m. in the Wesley Martin Operations Center, 4004 Moulton Street in Greenville.

The district had sought sealed bids on the site in April, with a minimum bid of $70,000, but did not receive a single offer.

Tuesday, the board is set to meet in closed session under Section 551.072 of the Local Government Code, which allows for “a governmental body to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property if deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the governmental body in negotiations with a third person.”

Should the board take any action concerning the property, it would return to open session to do so.

Travis Elementary School was consolidated with the Greenville Sixth Grade Center at the start of the 2010/2011 school year, after the elementary school building developed structural problems due to its age.

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.

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