Norman County West School Board Talks Former High School & Consolidation at Tuesday Meeting
By Mark Askelson firstname.lastname@example.org (11/18/20)
Hendrum, MN — The Norman County West School Board held their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, November 17th where they primarily discussed matters pertaining to the old high school building and consolidation with Ada-Borup. The board and the City of Halstad appear to be getting closer to a deal to transfer the former high school building over to the city. Norman County West Superintendent Dr. Jim Hess says they are working out details on a plan that would give the city the south wing and allow the school to recoup demolition costs of the rest of the facility.
The old bus garage would not be a part of the deal between the two parties and the school also hopes to sell that to help recoup costs as well.
There are a number of items that would be a part of the K-Bid auctions, but Superintendent Hess says it would primarily include building materials and commercial items.
The Norman County West School also intends to auction off a 19-passenger mini-bus and other surplus items from the Elementary in Hendrum.
And at this week’s meeting, the board approved a resolution of intent to continue discussions regarding consolidation with the Ada-Borup School District. Dr. Hess notes that now they can begin negotiations on an agreement.
The Norman County West School Board also approved a donation of $500 from the Halstad Lutheran Church women for the purpose of purchasing winter clothing for kids in need.