Edison sells Pleasant Hill school


Staff writer

HAMMONDSVILLE – The sale of Pleasant Hill Elementary School was finalized during Tuesday’s Edison Local School District Board meeting.

Bill Beattie, district superintendent, said the building sold for $130,000.

“It was sold to Four Seasons Ministry, an outreach of Bell Chapel Church. They are going to turn it into a community center.”

The ministry made the offer last week, and the board accepted its proposal during Tuesday’s meeting. The funds from the sale are earmarked into an account that is used for general building maintenance and upgrades, said Beattie.

Also, the Edison Local School Association, union for district teachers and employees, agreed on a two-year labor contract after negotiations with union leaders and during an executive session at Tuesday’s meeting

“(Union members) ratified the contract last week, and the board agreed,” said Beattie. “I think both parties are satisfied, considering our financial situation. The teachers’ union agreed to a two-year contract with no increases in salary.”

The health care coverage for employees will remain the same as during the last contract, with Medical Mutual being the provider, added Beattie.

The board also approved purchase of a van for preschool pupils during the meeting.

“I want to emphasize that no general funds were used to purchase that van. It was (purchased) all through grant funds,” Beattie said.