Excess Inventory to be Auctioned

Board Takes a Step Toward Consolidation
Posted on 10/09/2018
Image of News SignThe Akron School Board decided at last night's meeting to release from its books 10 of its buildings. Nine were once schools, the tenth was used for ancillary services.

The buildings now are being used for storage of various district equipment, supplies and records, much of which has resulted from consolidations during the district-wide facilities upgrade project over the past 15 years.

APS Treasurer and CFO Ryan Pendleton calls it another step in the ongoing consolidation of the district's footprint.

The schools will be offered up for auction one by one, and the process could take up to 18 months with the goal being the disposal of the buildings in a way that will provide the best value back to taxpayers. 

The buildings are:
  • Adult Vocational Services Building, 147 Park St
  • Bettes Elementary School, 1333 Betana Ave.
  • Erie Island Elementary School, 1532 Peckham St.
  • Goodrich Middle School, 700 LaFollette St.
  • Goodyear Middle School, 49 N. Martha Ave.
  • Hotchkiss Elementary School, 33 Dorcas Ave.
  • Lawndale Elementary School, 2330 25th St. SW
  • Lincoln Elementary School, 175 W. Crosier St.
  • Rankin Elementary School, 415 Storer Ave.
  • Smith Elementary School, 941 Chester Ave.
With other older buildings still in use in the district, such as Miller South, North, Pfeiffer and Firestone Park Elementary School, Pendleton hopes there will be enough return from the auctioned buildings to support needed repairs in these older facilities.
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