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.