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Martin County School Board expected to purchase Stuart News building

Posted at 10:55 AM, Feb 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-23 11:11:02-05

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla.  — The Martin County School Board will vote on the approval of a $7.5 million contract with Ganneett Co. Inc. to purchase the TCPalm and Stuart News building.

The building is located at 1939 S.E. Federal Highway in Stuart.

If approved, the school district will move its offices into the Stuart News building before the start of the 2019-20 school year.

“The location of our administrative offices has been a pressing concern that has greatly impacted the orderly operations of the District,” said Christia Li Roberts, School Board Chair. “While the School Board had previously approved and set aside funding for the building of an administrative office, we put this process on hold to find a solution for the replacement of our two aging elementary schools. Martin County voters generously approved a half-cent sales tax increase to expedite the replacement of these schools. The purchase price for the property is $7.5 million, and if approved by the Board, staff would move into the building before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.”

The news building was put on the market on March 2018 for $12 million.