PRINEVILLE, OR -- The Crook County School District is in escrow, buying the acre plus next door to the High School. The School Board voted unanimously to purchase the land for $300,000. The District's Holly Scholz says owning the piece of property gives them options. "We thought it was a good opportunity to purchase. We don't have a specific use in mind, but it does give us many options. Our population for the High School has not grown enough that we need to expand, but we just wanted to have some options in case we do need to expand. It's not every day that the land right next to a high school comes up for sale, so we wanted to take that opportunity while we had the chance."
Scholz says they don't have a specific plan for the land. "It could be anything from a parking lot, to possibly expanding the Career and Technical Education aspect at the high school, but really right now, we're really just securing that purchase and the ideas for what it will be used for will come in the future."
The student body hasn't grown enough to warrant a larger building at this point, but they're also considering holding the land in case the need for future expansion arises. Escrow closes Friday.