Mark Petersen
Mark Petersen

NINETY SIX - Time is officially ticking for a decision on what to do with the old Edgewood Middle School.
In a meeting Tuesday night, the Ninety Six school district's board of trustees unanimously approved a motion to set a six-month timeline for someone to come forward with a sustainable plan for the future of the school.
Board member Dayne Pruitt was not present at the meeting.

Superintendent Mark Petersen said while the old high school building is being used in a variety of ways, from a technology hub to a middle college, the next question is what to do with the old middle school.
"This is a piece of property that belongs to the taxpayers," he said. "We need to do the best we can with not only our tax money, but our tax property as well."
As long as nobody claims it, the building remains district property and a liability. The district also continues to maintain it.
Petersen said leftover items and equipment in the building will go into a silent auction for staff. When that is over, the district will look to auction companies to possibly take the leftovers and sell them.

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