The Huron Valley Schools Board of Education declined an offer from Highland Township to buy the vacant Highland Middle School. But, Highland Supervisor Rick Hamill said that doesn't mean negotiations are over.
Hamill said the offer to purchase the building was declined for three reason. The first is that the township was asking for too much property along with the building. The second was that the 60-day window the township requested was not something the school board agreed with. The third reason had to do with bonds the district has, Hamill said.
"Just because it was declined doesn't mean there won't be ongoing discussions between the school board and the township about the future of Highland Middle School," Hamill said in an interview with Patch Wednesday. "We will find a way to turn this into a positive for Highland Township."
The Spinal Column Newsweekly reported that the township offered to purchase the building from the district for $1.
Requests for proposals to demolish Highland Middle School and Baker Elementary were due to the district Wednesday.
Stick with White Lake-Highland Patch for the latest details on the status of the buildings, and any future offers made by Highland Township.