After hearing input from about 20 citizens, the River Valley School Board voted to sell the former school building in Cushing to the city of Cushing for $1.
The action taken at a special meeting on Monday was by a four to one vote, with only Lyle Paulsen voting against that motion. The offer from the city was one of three proposals for purchase of the building.
The school district could have received more money for the building but decided to accept the offer from the city out of consideration for the community.
The town wants to use the gym and to use the baseball field.
The comments on the proposed sale of the building came at a public hearing that preceded the meeting at which the action was taken.
There was also a public hearing at which comments were invited from the public on refinancing a 20-year bond that will be retired in 2018. There were no comments from the public on refinancing the bond. By law, a bond issue can only be refinanced one time before being retired.
The refinancing was approved unanimously. It will save the district $156,000 in interest.
The board considered five requests for Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) which allows students to take courses at a college at the district's expense. The board approved three and denied two. The reason for the two denials was that the courses being requested are similar to courses offered at River Valley High School.
The board approved replacement of the bus radio system in an amount not to exceed $14,000. The current service being used for bus radios is discontinuing the product provided to River Valley, so the system has to be replaced by Jan. 1.