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Evansville school voters narrowly OK purchase

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Gazette Staff
October 13, 2009
— School district residents narrowly approved a plan to buy a house near J.C. McKenna Middle School in a meeting Monday night. The vote was 13-12.

Evansville School Board President Michael Pierick said the next step is for the school board to get the purchase on a meeting agenda and decide whether to buy the property 302 S. Second St.


The board first needed voter approval to buy land, according to state law, Pierick said.


The district is considering buying the property and razing the house to increase green space and safety in the student drop-off area behind the school.


All costs associated with buying the property are estimated at $120,370, Pierick said.


Plans include moving walkways and altering crosswalks in the area to improve safety of students being dropped off.



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