County Supervisors Set to Discuss the Future of Ladd Elementary

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WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) -- The Augusta County Board of Supervisors will discuss plans for what to do with the Ladd Elementary School building during their meeting on Wednesday night.

Since last school year, the building has not used as a school; however, it is still standing.

Since closing, the building has been used for both police and fire and rescue training.

A big piece of Wednesday's meeting is listening public input on whether or not to sell or lease the building for non-governmental use. County Supervisors say because the government doesn't have a function or use for the building they'll get more value by selling or leasing it.

The goal is to move forward with this idea by the end of the year because they say it is costly to maintain the empty building.

With the money that supervisors hope to receive, $3 million will be used towards upgrading the technology in Augusta County schools.

"The value for us would either be the sale of the property or any kind of revenue we could make off of a lease it would be a great asset for our students to have that technology in the classroom," said County Supervisor David Karaffa.

The public hearing begins at 7 p.m. at the government center in Verona.


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