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Sylvania sells portable classrooms to Perrysburg

One of portable classrooms at the now-closed Central Elementary School has been sold to Perrysburg Schools and has been moved. One of portable classrooms at the now-closed Central Elementary School has been sold to Perrysburg Schools and has been moved.
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Portable classrooms that Sylvania Schools no longer needs have been sold and moved to the Perrysburg School District.

Three modular buildings from the now-closed Central Elementary School at Central Avenue and King Road were moved Wednesday. Two other units were at Highland Elementary School. Those five units were sold to Perrysburg Schools for $20,000.

The Sylvania district has three more portable classroom units it plans to sell soon. One is at Central, one is at Highland, and another is at Sylvan Elementary. Together they are said to be worth $5,000.

The Sylvania district no longer needed them because enough classroom space has been provided at newly constructed schools.

Central Elementary closed last year and was replaced with the newly built Central Trail Elementary on Mitchaw Road. The vacated school building,  along with the remaining portable classroom is scheduled to be sold at an auction. The auction ended Friday, but there was no immediate information on the bidding.

The Sylvania district plans to sell the remaining portable classrooms at Highland and Sylvan by August. Sale proceeds will be used for capital improvements in the district, officials said.

Perrysburg plans to install three of portable classrooms it bought at Frank Elementary School and two at Fort Meigs Elementary. Frank Elementary will use the buildings for its special-needs student classrooms, allowing those classes to remain at the school instead of being moved to another location.

The Perrysburg district will spend $554,000 for the new classrooms, including buying the units and electrical and other related work to setting them up. That price was less than the $1.02 million it would have cost to purchase new portable classrooms, district officials said.

Blade staff writer Matt Thompson contributed to this story.


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