Storm Lake district puts old elementary building up for sale


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STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) — Facing the prospect of paying for a new boiler, the Storm Lake school district has put an old elementary school building up for sale.

Sioux City television station KCAU reports (http://bit.ly/1geHuj7 ) that South Elementary School hasn't been used for classes in eight years, but its auditorium has been rented out for sports and other activities. Superintendent Carl Turner says those rentals have brought in about $30,000 a year, well short of the annual maintenance costs of $80,000.

The board decided to sell the building once it learned that the new boiler it needed could cost the district $100,000. Officials are hoping for a quick sale so the building doesn't sit too long and fall into disrepair, requiring demolition.

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Information from: KCAU-TV, http://www.kcautv.com

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