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Kildonan School

Unatego Board Sets Hearing For Otego School

Otego School Sale

Possible In 2 Weeks

Unatego Central school board Chair James Salisbury addresses a packed house at last night’s meeting of the school board, where the pending sale of Otego Elementary was discussed.  To his left is Dave Richards, superintendent of schools.  (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)

By PARKER FISH – Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Kimberly More, representing Kildonan School, describes how its plan might save taxpayers money in the long run.

OTEGO – At its first public meeting since the June 30 deadline for RFPs, the Unatego Central school board last night agreed in front of a packed crowd to hold a public hearing on three perspective buyers for the former Otego Elementary School building at 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.

The school board may choose a buyer that evening.

Each applicant will be given 15 minutes to discuss their plans for the building. Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of questions from the public before voting.

After initially sending out a request for proposals, the board received three proposals for the building from:

Kildonan To Bid On Otego School

Kildonan To Bid

On Otego School

Program For Dyslexic Students Would

Employ 25, Have $1.25 Million Budget

Kildonan Associate Headmaster Jeremy Robbins discusses uses for Otego Elementary during a June 7 tour with Michelle Catan of the Small Business Center. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

OTEGO – The Kildonan School, known nationally for educating dyslexic children at its Dutchess County campus, announced today it is about to submit a proposal to buy the former Otego Elementary School.

A team from Kildonan toured the school on June 7.

At first, the facility would employ 25 people, with a total estimated payroll of over $1.2 million.

Based in Amenia, Kilonan is partnering with SUNY Oneonta’s Leatherstocking Dyslexia Center to buy the building and its contents.
Attendance would be free for eligible students, who would receive same resources Kildonan’s private boarding and day program offers for $70,000 a year.

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