BRUNSWICK –– The Brunswick board of education approved the purchase of a parcel of land behind Visintainer and Edwards middle schools at Monday’s meeting.
The purchase price for this land was $155,000; it will be used for the construction project that will lead to the new middle school.
“It’s actually right behind the stadium. We’re probably going to have visitors bleachers on part of that property,” Superintendent Michael Mayell said.
There is a house sitting on that piece of land, Mayell said.
The school district has already purchased five other homes behind the property, which houses the two middle schools.
Another house that the district is in the processes of purchasing is situated between four of those five houses.
Phase one of the middle school project, which consists of getting the site all set up to begin building, just began and construction on this new lot will soon begin. This phase is expected to cost about $1.34 million.
In addition to the purchasing of a new property for the new middle school project, the board approved the retirement of three buses.
The buses have been in service for more than 10 years. According to the board, retirement was recommended for these buses because they had become outdated.
The mileage on these buses ranged from 116,635 miles to 136,342 miles. One bus had been in use for 12 years and two had been in use for 13 years.
“They usually take them down to the Caribbean,” said Mayell in regards to what happens to the buses after they are sold.
Mayell explained that after the buses are sold, “they use them to transport people who are on vacation, for excursions.”