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Trustees to discuss school sale on Tuesday

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Before the start of public comment, Douglas County School Board president Thomas Moore reads a prepared statement to more than 80 teachers attending the meeting.

A decision on the sale of old Kingsbury Middle School will top the agenda when Douglas County School District trustees meet Tuesday at Stateline.

The school board's August meeting begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Visitor Center, 169 U.S. Highway 50. The Kingsbury Middle School item is scheduled to be taken up at 4:10 p.m.

An offer from Glenbrook-based Lake Parkway LLC to purchase the property at 1900 Echo Drive at a price of $3.15 million was originally approved by trustees in July 2016. The deadline to close escrow expired on Monday, however, and trustees must now consider whether to approve or deny another extension.

The school was open from 1976 until 2008, when it was closed due to declining enrollment. The property was originally put up for sale in January 2012.

A 19-day extension of the deadline to close escrow was approved by trustees during their special meeting July 24 in Minden. School Board President Thomas Moore indicated afterward that no additional extensions would be granted.

"We will either finish closure of escrow or put it back on the market," Moore said afterward.

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More than two dozen people showed up that meeting to express their disapproval of the zoning change to use the property for an affordable housing project.

Among the meeting's consent agenda items are the second hearing of a graduation requirements policy, a policy regarding the reporting student progress and approval of Linda Fields as vice-principal at Carson Valley Middle School.

A public comment period is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Note: Times for agenda items are estimated. Generally speaking, an item will be heard no earlier than the time indicated, however, items may be taken out of order and trustees may combine two or more agenda items for consideration. Trustees may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item at any time.