Revere BOE approves listing Hametown Road property
The Revere Local Schools Board of Education voted during its Aug. 28 meeting to put 57 acres of property the district owns on Hametown Road up for sale.
Treasurer David Forrest said the district was first required by law to put the property up for public auction. The district did that in 2009 and had no interested buyers, he said.
Now the district is listing the property with Stouffer Realty Inc. at a price of $1.25 million. The property was appraised, Forrest said, and the asking price is at the high end of the range.
Forrest said the district purchased the property years ago when there was the possibility of expansion.
“At this point, there is no intent to do that,” he said. “Even in our long-range planning our plans do not include using the property.”
The district still has available property across from the administration building if it did wish to expand or build, Forrest said.
The district was advised to consolidate its holdings, so the decision was made to put the Hametown property up for sale, he added.
Forrest said the real estate agent handling the sale has some prospects for the property, so it has not been put on the Multiple Listing Service yet.
The board also honored Revere High School senior Donald Venus for his perfect score on the ACT college entrance test. Venus earned a composite score of 36 on the test, Forrest said.
Venus is the son of Revere Middle School secretary Candi Venus and her husband, Donald Venus. They also attended the meeting.
In addition, the board accepted donations including $689 from the Revere Middle School PTA to the school to purchase games for the foreign language classes and software for the drum ensemble; $100 from Fred and Marilyn Zimmer for the Patrick Alfieri Lives Scholarship; $1,000 from Norman Katz for the Banas Cheerleading Scholarship; and $109 in supplies and pizza for a party for the middle school from the Revere Community STEM Parent Association.
In other business, the board:
• adopted an amended agreement with The University of Akron that increases compensation to the district for teachers who host a student teacher this school year. Previously, the district received $80 for each eight-week assignment and $110 for each 12-week assignment. Those amounts have been increased to $160 and $220, respectively, according to the contract;
• named member Thomas Kelley as the board’s delegate for the Ohio School Boards Association’s Annual Business Meeting Nov. 12. Board President Claudia Hower is the alternate;
• hired Alison Blake as a reading teacher for Hillcrest Elementary School and Abby Kester as a half-time kindergarten teacher; and
• approved athletic, academic and other supplemental contracts for the new school year.
Forrest said the board adjourned into executive session following the meeting to discuss items in personnel, negotiations and property. No action was taken following the session, Forrest said.
The board will meet for a work session Sept. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Administration Building, 3496 Everett Road. The next regular meeting is set for Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Revere High School Library, 3420 Everett Road.
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