Archive for May, 2010

Where are the For Sale signs?

May 12, 2010

For months the RAS school board was telling the citizens that we couldn’t sell Pilgrim Lane or Olson Elementary Schools because we may have to use them to house students while renovating Northport and Lakeview Elementary schools.  Since the district decided to pass a “back door referendum” taking away our right to vote on tax hikes to renovate Northport and Lakeview, there is now no reason to keep Pilgram Lane and Olson.

What is the divestiture committee doing right now?  They have been meeting for a year and the only action has been the proposed sale of Hosterman Middle School to District 287.  Why don’t we have For Sale Signs at Pilgram Lane and Olson?  What is the holdup?  After the facilities study, the district seemed enthusiastic about selling our surplus property, but now our guess is that District 281 will make every excuse they can on why they SHOULDN’T sell the land.  If we sell these properties we can perhaps off set some of the costs of Northport and Lakeview.  We welcome your thoughts.