NESC Approves Dugger Building Sale

By Tom McClanahan |

Published 08/11 2014 10:28PM

Updated 08/11 2014 11:44PM

In Sullivan County some official business to be done.

As we've been reporting all along the new Dugger school group just took over the buildings there that were owned by the Northeast Sullivan School Corporation.
At it's board meeting tonight in Hymera, the board voted 5-0 for the sale of the property.
This is the same board that voted last December to close the Dugger schools.
Since then, a grass roots effort by the community ended in a charter school that's set to open in Dugger later this month.
The transfer of the property actually took place last week, but tonight's action was necessary on the legal side.  It's been a long process, according to NESC Superintendent Mark Baker.  He says, "It's what you come to that realization that it was kind of a bittersweet moment, so, we wish them the best of luck, uh, on their new school corporation and, uh, looking to forward to doing things with them in the future."

Several members of the Dugger community have been busy cleaning up the former Dugger High and Elementary schools to get ready for the new students.
They are set to begin classes on the 25th of this month.

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