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GIPS negotiating on the Principal building


Grand Island Public Schools is in negotiations with Principal for the office building at 3025 College Street in Grand Island. 


“We were given the opportunity to look at the building earlier this summer,” said Virgil Harden, GIPS Chief Financial Officer. “The location and price as well as the building layout could provide long-term potential for the district.” 


Harden said it is not unusual for GIPS to look at property that is for sale. 


“Education has become more hands-on and experiential, which requires additional space,” said Dr. Tawana Grover, Superintendent. “As we prepare students to be college, career and community ready, we need to be open to innovative opportunities. Programming as well as appropriate spaces contribute to these opportunities.”


The Board of Education will consider the potential use of the building and would need to discuss the negotiations in an executive session.


Board president Bonnie Hinkle, an employee of Principal, has recused herself from the process to avoid a conflict of interest.