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Sale of Central School Cancelled – School Board To Meet Tuesday

The awarding of the bid to purchase Central School to Hamilton Group was rescinded by the Chillicothe R-II school Board in their executive session Tuesday.  In a statement released by the Superintendent, it was said “The District’s bid specifications required that purchasers of Central School provide a performance bond in the amount of $175,000 and begin development of the property by July 1, 2020.”

According the statement, the Hamilton Group informed the District that it could no longer purchase Central School following the specifications outlined in its bid.  Due to regulations regarding the bidding and awarding process, it was necessary for the Board of Education to rescind its previous award to the Hamilton Group, once the Hamilton Group indicated it could no longer perform according to the bid specifications.

The Chillicothe School Board will meet in special session Tuesday at 6:30 pm at the GRTS Building to discuss the future of the Central School building.

The Superintendent says “The Board has been, and continues to be, concerned with a District or privately owned building that falls into disrepair.”  The Board looks forward to community input so that an appropriate decision can be made concerning the Central School property.

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