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Rock Island School Board Approves Tearing Audubon School Down

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The Rock Island school board votes to tear down Audubon school.

Ending a three year wait to see if a buyer would take the property.

Out of four options, the board chose demolition over shutting off the heat, fixing the school boiler, or continuing to hope a buyer would come forward.

The chief financial officer ran over each of the options for the board.

Shutting off the heat would have saved gas and water costs for the school district.

The CFO says it would have let the building fall apart faster though.

The district could have left the heat on, but if they did so, they would have had to repair the school boiler.

It was tagged as a must fix, before being fired up this winter.

The CFO said the district could also continue to market the property.

Fareway was close to a deal to buy the school for $475,000.

The deal fell through over opposition from neighbors.

The district did receive a verbal offer from another buyer, but never a written one.

That left the board with the last option, demolition.

Some residents at the meeting tried one last time to convince the board to wait.

Others said it's time to move on.

The demolition will cost the district $224,000.

It will continue trying to sell the vacant land once Audubon comes down.

This is not the first time the Rock Island school district has faced this choice over a school.

In 1981, the district closed Franklin school.

It sat vacant until 1992, when the board approved tearing it down.

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