Last night the School Reform Commission approved the sale of seven schools and one district administration building to the tune of $37.8 million. After closing costs and bond payments, the district is expected to net $25.8 million, which has already been factored into the current budget.
Drexel purchased a 14.1 acre site comprising University City High, Drew Elementary and Walnut Center. The $25.1 million parcel will be redeveloped for mixed use and will also serve as the new home for Samuel Powel Elementary, which already partners with Drexel. More to come on that front, we expect.
Solomon Leach at the Daily News outlined the other buildings involved in the sale:
Metal Ventures Inc. purchased Childs Elementary School in Point Breeze for $1.2 million.
Maritime Academy Charter purchased Stephen Douglas High in Port Richmond for $2.1 million.
Orens Bros. purchased Alexander Wilson Elementary in West Philly for $4.6 million.
Mastery Charter purchased Anna Shaw Middle School in Kingsessing for $2.7 million.
Independence Mission Schools purchased William Harrison Elementary in North Philly for $1.4 million.
The Powelton Village Civic Association is not pleased.
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