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MC school board to meet in special session Monday on Madison School

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MASON CITY – The sale of an aging elementary school in Mason City may be a foregone conclusion now, as the Mason City school board meets in special session Monday to discuss its future.

The board will meet Monday evening at 6:00 PM at the administration building to vote on a proposed request authorizing school district staff to prepare a bid packet for the potential sale of the property.

The district recently held an open forum at Madison School for residents to offer ideas for the future of the property and structures there. The district had apparently already done quite a bit of research on the possibility of selling the property, which is dear to many area residents who enjoy the playgrounds and the general peace and quiet it offers. Some residents fear that a sale would lead to the gutting and abandonment of the school, then its eventual demolition and finally the construction of low-cost multi-family housing units.

The district is on the hook for a $35,000 yearly price tag to maintain the school building and grounds, along with disintegrating and aging equipment inside the building.

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Having grown up near and attended Madison Elementary it is hard to see it go BUT lets face reality and tear it down and possibly sell the lots for homes. Too costly to maintain and too far gone to bring up to code. Also, we don’t need another park to maintain and support, as there is already one in the neighborhood.

Well if it is costing us taxpayers $ 35,000 per year just to maintain the building– letting it sit idol– get rid of it. Sell it to the highest bidder and move on..

more money, they need more money, a 30% increase in your school taxes was not enough.

Oh come on LVS lets ruin another good neighborhood and let the slum lords move their non-paying ghetto tenants live in it.

@FUBAR-Ain’t nothing that good about that neighborhood.

If the locals around that area want to keep it because they like it let them buy it and do what they want (within reason). Do not expect the rest of the taxpayers to fund it for them.

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