Wichita school board members will consider a proposal Monday to sell the former Metro-Boulevard Alternative High School for $195,000.
The building, at 751 S. George Washington Blvd, is one of six surplus properties the district put up for sale this spring.
According to a proposed contract, the buyer is Tom George Investments, a Wichita investment firm.
Metro-Boulevard, just northwest of Lincoln and Grove, is the old Willard Elementary School, which opened in 1927. The district closed the school and moved its alterntive program in 2012, citing “some shifting in the walls” of a 1942 addition to the building.
“The shifting is not a current safety hazard, but the cost to repair the building would be very expensive,” district officials said at the time.
If board members approve the sale, that would leave just one district property yet to be sold: Longfellow Elementary, 2116 S. Main.
Over the past few months, the board approved the sale of the former Metro-Meridian Alternative High School at Maple and Meridian for $275,000; about 17 acres of land adjacent to Jackson Elementary School, 29th Street North and Woodlawn, for $750,000; Blackbear Bosin Academy, 6123 E. 11th St., for $500,000; and the former Gateway Alternative School, 640 N. Emporia, for $225,000.
District officials said they plan to keep the former Bryant Elementary, 4702 W. Ninth St., for storage or emergencies. When a fire damaged much of College Hill Elementary in 2013, the district relocated the school to the former Bryant Elementary for a year.