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Mary Northern, PIE business ...
Mary Northern, PIE business director, said the charter school needed a new principal after Candi Cascio left this year.
"Our loan has been approved to ...
"Our loan has been approved to purchase the Liberty Campus," said Mary Northern, PIE treasurer and board member.
Closing is Aug. 22.
"They're moving Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and we should be right behind them," Northern
has a semi lined up to move, and with the excited parents, she
expects there'll be a large workforce out for the move.
had been working on a deal to buy the Sweet Home Elks Lodge
said, but "the bank wouldn't go for it."
The bank was concerned with the amount of construction that would be needed, she
The Liberty campus
will make the move much easier since it is already set up and ready to use as a school, she
"We got a school that's ready to go for $625,000," she
has taken out a $625,000 loan with a monthly payment of $5,300.
declined to further explain the details of the financing.
Sweet Home Charter School
will pay $75,000 per year in rent to PIE
for the facility, she
The rent will come out of the Charter School's
will use the rent to make the payment, with the excess rent funds held for building maintenance, she
The property, 28721 Liberty Road, is 6.78 acres with a real market value of $151,200 for the land and $732,000 for the building, which was built in 1945, a total of $883,200, according to Linn
County Assessor's Office records.
Asked about the potential for voters overturning taxes passed by the Legislature this year, Northern
assured the District 55 board that Sweet Home Charter
should be in good shape.
The Charter School
educates children for less than the district, and it always budgets conservatively, she
It had few issues last year while school districts were making cuts, she
People Involved in Education, the ...
People Involved in Education, the private, nonprofit organization that runs the charter school, has purchased the private school's elementary building at 28721 Liberty Road for $625,000, said Mary Northern, PIE's business manager.
Northern, of PIE, said East Linn's old space will be perfect for the needs of the charter school, which opened in 2006 in a set of classrooms at the Sweet Home Church of Christ on Long Street.
The school, which had served kindergarten through fifth grade, will be able to add sixth grade this fall, Northern
is estimating 127 students this fall.
"It's got a gym, it's got a kitchen, it's very much larger.
The classrooms are twice as big as what we have now," she
Mary Northern, business manager for PIE's Sand Ridge Charter School in Lebanon, told the commission that the building is "perfect" for what PIE wants to do.She
has received a $350,000 grant that will pay for any needed improvements to the building and the lot, including a playground area.
pointed out that the church will benefit, as well as PIE
, from any improvements made to the facility.
PIE Treasurer Mary Northern ...
PIE Treasurer Mary Northern said there aren't really any issues PIE is concerned about regarding the contract.
"It's been a great working relationship here," Northern