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Published January 11, 2010, 02:58 PM

Future of Woodrow Wilson School still to be decided

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Updating a story we brought you in August, plans are moving forward to sell Woodrow Wilson School in Fargo, but the future of the building and land is still be decided.

Woodrow Wilson has been a part of the Fargo school district for almost one hundred years, but now the district has decided this building and land doesn't fit their needs. The current plan is to have the sale happen in 2010, but how or to who is still be worked out.

Fargo Schools Superintendent Rick Buresh says the building doesn't meet classroom requirements anymore. Meaning they have no use for it. The district is working on certain guidelines for the sale of the building and land, which could determine its future use by it's new owner.

The land and building qualifies for renaissance zone funding thru the city, which offers financial help to keep the historic building standing.

“Under what circumstances will it be sold? Will it be a totally hands off, hands free transaction or will there be certain conditions placed upon the sale in terms of the use it will put to with the new owner.”

Students and staff who are still using Woodrow are being moved to other school buildings starting next fall. The school board is discussing potential sale guidelines for Woodrow at their board meeting tomorrow night.