Penn Hills School District to sell sealed school, reserve – Tribune
November 2, 2015 - School Supplies
Penn Hills School District is unloading a shuttered Forbes Elementary School and offering apparatus as leaders find ways to boost revenue.
Connect Four STEM Academy, a preschool in Penn Hills, entered into a sales agreement to buy a building for $275,000.
The district â€œcontinues to demeanour for ways to beget revenue,â€� pronounced Superintendent Nancy Hines, though â€œis also meddlesome in some-more fit operations.â€�
The sale, authorized by a house Oct. 26, will need capitulation by Allegheny County Common Pleas Court to safeguard it is satisfactory and reasonable.
Connect Four skeleton to use a building to enhance a program, that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math, owners Alexis Niles said. The preschool is on Frankstown Road.
â€œWe’re beholden and really beholden that a district offering us Forbes,â€� Niles said.
Connect Four primarily approached a district with seductiveness in shopping a former library building on Aster Street. The house authorized a $100,000 sales agreement for a library building Aug. 24, though a sale did not go by since of concerns about a building’s condition, she said.
Connect Four after done a grave offer for Forbes. Although a building was not listed for sale and a district had declined letters of seductiveness from Imagine Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship, Hines said, administrators presented a offer to a board, that authorized it.
Forbes Elementary, as good as Washington and Penn Hebron elementaries, sealed in Jun 2014 when a 3 schools combined into Penn Hills Elementary.
In May, a house concluded to lease bedrooms in a sealed Washington Elementary School to a Allegheny Intermediate Unit and sole a Penn Hebron building to a municipality for $250,000.
The efforts to sell or lease new space occurred a month after a district announced that it had overspent by about $9 million dual years in a row. The district borrowed $18 million to compensate for day-to-day expenses.
The district announced skeleton to auction aged propagandize reserve Saturday. The auction is a outcome of a district’s new register system. Until final year, a district had no register complement in place, Hines said.
â€œOnce we could accurately list what hasn’t been used in years or even during all, we motionless to pierce brazen with a auction,â€� she said.
Items such as generators, tables, desks, cabinets and chairs, as good as apparatus such as a automobile jack, an automotive upholstery sewing machine, a sewage pump, atmosphere compressors and a energy washer will be adult for auction. A list of equipment can be found during www.phsd.k12.pa.us.
Hines pronounced she can't theory how most income a auction competence beget for a district.
The auction will start during 8 a.m. during a district’s train garage during 7035 Saltsburg Road and during 10 a.m. during Forbes Elementary School during 5785 Saltsburg Road.
Winning bidders will compensate a 10 percent elect to a auction company.
Hines pronounced a auction will be hold during no cost to a district.
Cash and credit cards will be accepted.
Kelsey Shea is a Trib Total Media staff writer. Reach her during 412-320-7845 or email@example.com.