During their regular meeting held on Monday, February 24th, the Dell Rapids School Board declared the old elementary building as surplus. During the discussion, school board member Matthew Weiland said, “I think personally, one thing nice about declaring it surplus is just the fact that it gets the word out that we’re actually looking to surplus it. And then if we have anybody in the community that has really strong feelings one way or the other, we’re going to hear from them.”
After the discussion Weiland made the motion to declare the old elementary school as surplus, authorize continued use of the building for Haven, gym use, the MACH lease, and the City Library lease, and proceed with the appraisal of the building. School board member Steve Stofferahn seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
The next step for the school board is to now get the building appraised. Once they have the appraised value, they can determine how the building may be sold. The most common way for this type of situation is a sealed-bid process.
The minutes for this agenda topic can be found by clicking here.