McCOOK, Nebraska -- School property that the McCook School district is selling will help fund improvements at the former armory for vehicle storage.
At a special meeting Thursday noon, the McCook School Board of Education gave the go-ahead for Superintendent Grant Norgaard to list the bus barn property on West Q, with Melanie Goodenberger and Golden Plains Realty.
In choosing a realty company, McCook Public Schools business manager Rick Haney said the school district alternates among area agencies.
The board also approved Norgaard to close the sale of the former LIFT building on U.S. Highway 83.
Haney said after the meeting Thursday that there has been an offer on LIFT building and the price will be released when the sale is finalized.
The bus barn property on West Q Street, approximately three and half acres with metal buildings, will be listed for $175,000.
District vehicles stored on the bus barn property, that will be moved to the former Armory when improvements are completed, include over-the-road "Bison" buses, yellow route buses and passenger vans.
Renovations at the Armory that the board are considering are a four-bay steel building for the over- the-road buses and adjustments in the underground area for the yellow buses.