ERIC Number: ED239411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Uses for Surplus School Facilities.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
The suggestions contained in this guide are intended for local Illinois school boards faced with surplus school property. School boards should have open meetings to advise the community of the decision to sell or lease the property. Liaison committees should be established for communication between the school board and the city council, planning commission, and zoning board. Legal counsel can help the board through the legal and marketing phases of the project. At least two appraisals should be secured to help the board establish a fair market value, and an inquiry process is recommended to let the public and private sectors know that the district is seeking alternative uses of surplus properties. Finally, a marketing plan should be developed and a timetable established. The appendixes (two-thirds of the document) contain sample forms of: a school board resolution authorizing property sale, a contract of sale, a bid form, pertinent sections of "The School Code of Illinois," a section of an appraisal, questions to be ansered by potential bidders, tabulation of prospective purchasers, a notice of sale, and an advertisement for an inquiry period. (MLF)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Dept. of Planning, Research and Evaluation.