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UPDATE: Because of the Academy topic, school board meeting switches to high school

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

River Falls Superintendent Jamie Benson said Friday that because of an expected larger turnout, the 7 p.m. Monday, March 24, regular school board meeting will switch from the central district office on East Division Street to the high school media center.

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The high school library’s larger seating capacity can handle more people who wish to learn in greater detail about Gorman & Company’s bid to convert the older portions of the River Falls Academy, 211 N. Fremont St., into low-income apartments.

Company representatives will be at the school board meeting to give a presentation on development plans for the Academy.

Gorman was the only bidder for the Academy building, which now houses the Montessori and Renaissance school programs and a handful of tenants.

Gorman’s $10,000 bid for the Academy would also allow the school district to lease back the 1991 section of that building for $1 a year.

For more, see the March 20 print edition of the River Falls Journal.

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