The Greenway School Board had a big moment at its meeting last Wednesday. Board members agreed to enter into a purchase agreement to sell the Connor-Jasper Middle School.
“This has been a long process, but I think we have a buyer and we’re ready to move ahead,” said Superintendent Mark Adams. “We’re going to try to get this done as soon as possible.”
The purchase agreement the board authorized calls for a Nov. 30 closing date, but that date could move up if the rest of the process goes smoothly.
The buyer is Scott Maasch, who owns Maasch Construction in Bovey. Maasch said he’d be happy to talk about his plans for the project after the closing, but until that time he preferred to let the process move forward. He called the school board’s approval a big step, but there are other dominos to fall.
The district has been down this road before with two other suitors for the middle school building, but both deals fell through, which may be why Maasch and the district are keeping a low profile.
In other business, the board heard a presentation in favor of adding a clay target club team to the district. The clay target league is a Minnesota State High School League sponsored sport and is experiencing huge growth across the district. There are spring and fall leagues, and costs to add the program would be small. Early projections put costs at $200-$250 per student.
The board asked for more details, and they will address the issue again at their next meeting.