Cleveland District Revives Plan to Sell Downtown Headquarters

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Cleveland school district has revived plans to sell its East Sixth Street headquarters and rent space downtown instead, while relocating other offices to the closed East High School.

The plan presented to the school board by Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon would save the district nearly $5.2 million over five years in operating costs and $13.3 million over 10 years, district consultant Weston Development Co. has estimated.

That total does not include the $8.5 million that the district hopes the headquarters will sell for, and $2.25 million officials hope three other buildings will bring. After paying to move offices, the district would have $6 million left over.

Gordon has not said what he hopes to do with that $6 million, although the district has ongoing building repair needs.

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