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More land bought for Irving College
Irving College will be able to expand by one acre following a land purchase by the Board of Education.
A land deal has been struck for Irving College School with the Board of Education opting to buy a little over an acre in hopes of creating better traffic flow to the renovated and expanded campus.“It’s an extremely fair price,” said School Board chair Scott Holmes as the board voted unanimously to purchase the land from William Barnes at a price of $12,000.The price paid by the school for the 1.3-acre parcel is actually below fair market price which is assessed at $12,300. The land which will be purchased by the school system is between the gas station on Highway 56 and the school. According to Director of Schools Bobby Cox, the purchase will help the larger campus in three main ways after the ongoing expansion of the school is complete.