By BARBARA GREEN
While the budget dominated discussion during Monday’s Bowie School Board meeting, other topics including those related to the start of the new school year were addressed.
The district agreed to transfer its interest in the former Bellmire Nursing Home property on Rock, which recently went to a sheriff’s sale with no takers. Jean Marie Baer of Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott‚ LLP, Code Officer David Rainey and City Manager Ricky Tow were present to present the request.
Baer explained the property which was significantly destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve, was foreclosed and went to sale on May 6. With no bidders it went to the three taxing entities. Montague County has already signed off its interest.
“If we can get it cleaned up we may be able to sell it to a developer who could do something with it. We are trying to do the best we can,” said Code Officer David Rainey.
Trustees transferred the district’s interest indicated its interest in getting a viable property back on the tax roll.
In the works for several months, the board approved the Strategic Plan for Bowie 2017-2022. Trustees have been working with the Regional 9 Education Service Center to develop a series of goals and plans. It will be updated every two years.
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To read the full strategic plan go to this link: http://bowienewsonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/BISD-Strategic-Plan-2017-2022.pdf