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November 6, 2012

Travis Elementary School site to be sold

GREENVILLE — What had been the home of one of Greenville’s elementary schools is being put up for sale.

The Greenville Independent School District is taking bids on the former Travis Elementary School site at 3005 Division Street, according to Superintendent Don Jefferies.

“The whole thing, the property and the building,” Jefferies said.

A notice was included in Sunday’s Herald-Banner, indicating the district would accept sealed bids until May 1, 2013, with a minimum bid of $70,000.

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.

Jefferies said the district investigated remodeling the building, but the potential cost of such an effort was a factor in deciding to sell the property.

“As a public entity, that’s going to cost us a lot of money to do that,” Jefferies said.

There was also consideration given to building another elementary school in the same location.

“The acreage is actually too small to put a new school on,” Jefferies said, referring to requirements from the Texas Education Agency.

There are no immediate plans to build another elementary, as the situation with the two schools sharing the one campus at 3201 Stanford Street appears to be working well for now.

“We’ve got some land over by the hospital, actually,” Jefferies said. “If we need to build a new school, that’s probably where we would put it.”

Anyone interested in submitting a bid, or who may want additional information about the sale, can contact the district’s Chief Financial Officer, David Carter, at 903-408-4419.

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