Vigo School Board agenda includes purchase agreement for Chauncey Rose property

Apr. 19—A purchase agreement for the Chauncey Rose property at 13th and Locust streets is among the items on the agenda for the Vigo County School Board meeting Monday.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the administration office conference center, 501 Olive St.

When asked about the purchase agreement, the district provided the following information Friday:

"A purchase agreement for the Chauncey Rose property will be considered by the board per the original Chauncey Rose property agreement between VCSC and the Boys & Girls Club."

Further details were not available from the district on Friday.

The Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club currently owns the Chauncey Rose property.

After the former Chauncey Rose Middle School closed in 2012, the district donated the property to the Boys & Girls Club.

The club now has space for its operations in the VCSC Learning Lab at 55 S. Brown St. The club has plans for a renovation project there. The club is located on the west side of the building.

Dave Friedrich, board president for the Boys & Girls Club, stated recently that the club was in the processing of trying to sell its property at 13th and Locust streets, the Chauncey Rose property.

"We think we have a buyer," Friedrich said earlier this month. "We hope to close on that and then focus our energies on the Brown Avenue facility."

Representatives of the Boys & Girls Club were not available Friday afternoon.

Other school board agenda items include:

—School photography service agreement.

—Resolution to approve creation and administration of medical reimbursement plan.

—Change order for the Otter Creek HVAC project.

—Facility studies update — Gibraltar Design Inc.

—Presentations — West Terre Haute DECA; Steel Dynamics & Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.

The board will also meet in closed session at 5 p.m. Monday "to train school board members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of the members as public officials."

Sue Loughlin can be reached at 812-231-4235 or at Follow Sue on X at @TribStarSue.