OPS board accepts low bid for Yates Community Center, leaving $530,000 on the table | Education



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The Yates Community Center




The Omaha Public Schools board chose community over cash for the future of a century-old building known as the Yates Community Center.

On Monday night, the school board rejected a bid of $630,000 and approved a bid of $100,000 for the building near 32nd Avenue and Davenport Street in the Gifford Park neighborhood.

The board voted to declare the property as surplus and sell the building, valued in the range of $600,600 to $737,100, in June, and received two bids.

Elkco Properties offered $630,000, with the intent of converting the property into a senior living center that would maintain the current community garden and offer use of its community rooms for meetings, programs, lectures and social gatherings.

Yates Illuminates offered $100,000 with the intent of creating a community-owned space. The project has the backing of the Weitz Family Foundation, Gifford Park Neighborhood Association, the

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The Residential Real Estate Council Launches New Education Subscription Option for Residential Real Estate Agents

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Residential Real Estate Council announced the launch of a new education subscription program that allows more residential real estate agents to benefit from the Council’s premiere education.

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way the real estate industry operates. The program is a response to varying needs of agents in receiving education that is easily consumed and readily accessible, while not lacking in value.

Education is the key to success and the Council’s aim is to empower ethical and efficient real estate agents at all stage so of their career. The education subscription was designed with those agents that are new to the industry in mind.

The education subscription is priced at only $19.99/month. Each month residential real estate agents will enjoy:

  • A New Live Webinar on timely topics focused on business growth
  • Unlimited access to our award-winning magazine, The Residential
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Schools for sale: KISD board to discuss selling property at Tuesday’s meeting | Education

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Killeen Independent School District board of trustees, the board members and district administration are scheduled to discuss the possible sale of real estate property within the district, including some schools that are in the process of closing down.

The properties that will be discussed include:

West Ward Elementary School, 709 W. Dean Ave., Killeen

Fairway Middle School (Including Adjacent 1.8 Acre Parcel), 701 Whitlow Drive, Killeen

The old Clifton Park Elementary School, 2200 Trimmier Road, Killeen

Bellaire Elementary School, 108 W. Jasper Drive, Killeen

Clifton Park, West Ward and Bellaire are still in use as schools, but will be closing down at the end of the school year as newly built campuses open up.

The district has previously tried to sell the Fairway Middle School property, but did not accept any of the bids for the school built in 1952.

The Bell County Tax Appraisal

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