One bid has been received by the Warren County School District for the potential sale of the former South Street Early Learning Center, while no bids were received in an attempt to sell Sheffield Elementary School.
Dr. Norbert Kennerknecht, the district's director of buildings and grounds, informed the school board's Physical Plant and Facilities Committee on Monday night that bids were opened on Jan. 17 regarding the now-vacant buildings.
The bid submitted for South Street was from United Refining Co., which bid $129,962.52 for all four parcels at the site.
"That was the only bid that was received, although we had interest from several other places," said Kennerknecht.
Of the other entities, Kennerknecht said, "They were unable to collect their funding or their program was (not) in order to bid on it, but there was other interest."
School Board Vice President Donna Zariczny asked if the administration has considered the impact of selling the building with extensive renovations coming at Warren Area High School and "how students might be rotated during construction."
"There has been some discussion," said Superintendent Dr. William Clark. "South Street would be a possibility to put one of the grade levels during renovation. (We) might want to hold onto that building a little bit longer."
The district has 60 days to make a decision whether to accept or reject the bid.
Zariczny proposed that the administration complete a review of the situation and come back to the committee with a recommendation at a future meeting.
South Street was closed when kindergarten and first grade were consolidated with grades two through five at the Warren Area Elementary Center for the 2013-2014 school year. Sheffield Elementary was closed at the same time when grades kindergarten through five in the eastern attendance were consolidated at Allegheny Valley Elementary School in Clarendon.