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What's Next For Old Mission School, TCAPS After Deal

What's Next For Old Mission School, TCAPS After Deal

By Beth Milligan

Following more than a year of public meetings, board discussions and private negotiations, Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS) and the Old Mission Peninsula Education Foundation (OMPEF) struck a tentative agreement Friday for the sale of Old Mission Peninsula School.

OMPEF will purchase the school from TCAPS for $1.1 million, a price that includes both the building and its contents. The building title will officially transfer July 1, 2018, with purchase funds held in escrow until the transfer is complete. The agreement follows several weeks of negotiations as OMPEF upped its original offer of $750,000 to $1 million, with TCAPS countering with a preferred ballpark of $1.25-$1.5 million.

So what's next for the school and the district?

“Our goal is to have a school up and running in September 2018,” OMPEF President Allison O’Keefe says. “That’s a promise we’ve made to the community and our donors, and we will see that through.” OMPEF’s next step is to lay out a new fundraising plan for school operations in a community meeting in early March, according to O’Keefe. more

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Roy Taghon Empire Snowmobile Drag Race

8:30am Admission for spectators: $5 adults, free for ages 15 & under. Find ‘Roy Taghon Memorial Empire Snowmobile Drag Race’ on Facebook. more

Free Training in Rape Avoidance & Self-Defense

9:00am For seventh through tenth grade girls. Free on a first-come, first-served basis to those who reserve a spot by calling: 231-263-7000. Lunch will be served. Parents are welcome to attend.

Support Norte!

9:00am For the month of Jan., Morsels Espresso + Edibles, TC will feature a unique morsel, “bocado” with dark chocolate cake with signature Norte! orange frosting & blue sugar sprinkles. For each one sold, Morsels will donate $.25 to Norte! at the end of the month. more

Hygge: A Winter’s Glow

9:00am This multimedia exhibition celebrates all the ways those in the northern latitudes embrace & find contentment during the winter months. more

Bigfoot 5K & 10K Snowshoe Race

9:00am A hilly off trail run with logs to jump & branches to duck. Register: runsnow.com more

Furniture, Fiber, Photography, & Sculpture Exhibition

10:00am Jan. 20 – Feb. 24. more

Permanence & Impermanence

10:00am Iceland – a Land of Temporal Contrasts. By Jean Larson. Runs through Jan. more

Grandmother Power

10:00am A Global Phenomenon: The works of renowned photographer Paola Gianturco. Runs through Jan. more
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