School board discusses local land acquistion


CLINTON — At Monday night’s monthly school board meeting, Superintendent Curt Nettles told board members the district was  approached by Michael Killian about acquiring the three one-acre lots behind the First National Bank building across from the high school at no cost to the district.

“I know at least a couple of you (board members) have interest in (acquiring the land),” said Nettles who added he had mentioned the offer to board members earlier in either an email update or verbally.

The board needs to decide if they want to take the land and move forward with a plan for it, said Nettles.

The superintendent said he would speak with the city leaders to determine what restrictions that land might have and then the board could brainstorm ideas for its use.

Board president Dan Matthews said he didn’t see why the district would not accept the land. “We’ll figure out something to do with it.”

“It’s a win-win (with) possibilities,” added vice president Rodney Rogers.

The board will take action on the property at its May meeting.

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