Commissioners also gave authorization Oct. 18 for Union County Public Schools to purchase two acres of land adjacent to Sun Valley High. UCPS Superintendent Ed Davis told the board it would provide the ability for the school to expand in the future, without the use of mobile trailers. The total cost was estimated at $340,000, which will come from savings the district recovered from capital projects, not extra money from the county. The only issue is an underground fuel tank that the owners will have to remove and get clearance from the state that no issues exist.
“If there are schools that are landlocked and land becomes available, what this does is allow us to expand the schools with brick and mortar and not have to build brand new schools,” County Commission Chair Kim Rogers said.