GMSD to vote on contract to purchase land on the Broer-Schaeffer Property

Germantown, TN— March 24, 2017—Superintendent Jason Manuel has announced that the district will discuss and vote on a contract to purchase real estate next month from Broer & Schaeffer, owners of the adjacent properties south of the intersection of Forest Hill Irene and Poplar Pike.

School officials plan to build a new elementary school on the 38-acre plot of land to accommodate 750 students. The facility could include 110,000 square feet with design plans to house approximately 40 classrooms.

Discussions on this agreement have been in process for a period of time with both school and City officials investigating possible sites for the new school. Citizens were also given a chance to voice their opinions through survey work and a series of town hall meetings organized by the school district. Citizens, the City and the schools have been working toward a solution that benefits the community as a whole. The Germantown Municipal School Board of Education is expected to vote on the agreement at a board meeting on April 5th at Houston High School beginning at 6:45 p.m.

“The Mayor and Aldermen have been instrumental in this process. The potential bond to purchase the land contains beneficial considerations for the school district and the City,” said Superintendent Jason Manuel, who praised the city for being “good partners.”

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