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School board OKs selling D-308’s transition house

Bids on Brock Court site due before end of August

The SD308 transition house on Brock Court in Oswego will be sold by the district, after being deemed an unsatisfactory location for the district's transition program. A new location has been found on Douglas Road, near many Oswego businesses.
The SD308 transition house on Brock Court in Oswego will be sold by the district, after being deemed an unsatisfactory location for the district's transition program. A new location has been found on Douglas Road, near many Oswego businesses.

The School District 308 Board of Education approved the sale of the district’s transition house during the July 31 meeting.

Located at 13 Brock Court in Oswego, the 1,688-square-foot house features four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and had until recently served as a transition house for disabled students in the district.

Relocated out of the 308 Center on Franklin Street in Oswego to the Brock Court house, the transition program helps students with special needs “transition” out of the district into continuing education, employment or living on their own through learning vocational and daily living skills.

The district decided to sell the property in July, due to the property being deemed “Unnecessary, unsuitable and inconvenient for a school, and unnecessary for the uses of the District.” A main reason in the decision to sell, according to Asif Dada, assistant superintendent for business services and operations, was the inconvenience caused to neighbors on the street by the number of school buses coming onto the street, and the flow of traffic in and out of the house.

As a result, the board members approved the sale of the house, and at their July 17 meeting, purchased a property at 1008 Douglas Road in Oswego for $220,000. Dada said that the district “did its due diligence” in choosing the property, which is close to many businesses in Oswego where some members of the program work as part of their vocational training. Representatives of the district also spoke with nearby business owners to inform them of what the program entails.

Sealed bids for the Brock Court property are due in writing to the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations at the district’s Route 71 office by 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28. Those who are submitting bids must provide 5 percent of their purchase price in cash along with their bid.

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