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New Haven to Sell Cabello Elementary School Campus

The Board of Education will delay a decision to sell the Educational Services Center.

From the New Haven Unified School District:

The Board of Education on Tuesday night received an update on the work done by a committee appointed to study the possibility of selling surplus property, to generate funds to help offset the District’s ongoing cash challenges caused by continuing state cuts to the education budget.

Following two meetings last week and a public hearing Monday night, the committee voted to recommend to the Board that the District begin the process necessary to sell the campus where Cabello Elementary School was located, Chief Business Officer Akur Varadarajan told the Board. The school was closed in 2007.

The committee also will recommend that the Board delay a decision whether to sell the Educational Services Center, which houses the District office. The committee was not convinced that potential proceeds would justify selling the site, Mr. Varadarajan said.

The Board will consider the committee’s recommendation at its Oct. 16 meeting.

John October 04, 2012 at 08:02 PM
"caused by continuing state cuts" C'mon they need to tell the truth the city is 96 million+ in-debt to public unions that is why they need to sell it. The money from the sale will pour into the union coffers and for good measure they will throw a bone to the schools but it pale in comparison to what public union liabilities get. UC leaders and media shield the reality from people
Mary October 04, 2012 at 09:49 PM
the money will just be squandered away and the need for more space to educate will still be there. it doesn't solve anything.
Timothy Swenson October 05, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Union City is currently built out. There really is no land available to build any new schools. Down the road in 30 or more years, it's hard to say what will happen with the birth rate and it is plausible that it could jump and NHUSD will need to expand. If they sell schools, where will they expand when the time comes. It might look like a nice idea now and that the school sites are needed, but I think they need to think long term and see if this is the right thing to do. Once the land is sold, there is no turning back. Remember, when they built Alvarado Elementary school in 1926, they thought it was large enough. In less than 30 years it was too small and it had to be rebuilt in 1953. The board at the time was not thinking as long term as they should have been.
Edward October 06, 2012 at 07:04 AM
Move the students of Alvarado Elementary to Cabello and re-open the Newer school. Move the students at Alvarado Middle school over to "Delane Easten School and turn the existing Alverad Elementary and Alvarado Middle into Alvarado High School or call it James Logan West. The elementary students of Delane Easten can go to Pionear Elementary and Cabello. The West side has gone to long without it's own High School.
John October 06, 2012 at 07:37 AM
You are all pipe dreaming as union city leaders are beholden to public Unions The city owes 96 million plus to pension liabilities and they are like method addicts looking for their next fix. Last year it was raise sales tax. This year they tried school parcel but luckily that failed because any money gained off city residents it goes straight to unions. They have no clue how they will pay down pension liabilities and it keeps rising. Wake up union city its high time they get pubic about their problems. 96 million is 5x city yearly budget. Think about that.

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