New Douglas School Building Plans

The Highland Community Unit 5 School Board approved a resolution at their recent meeting to sell the New Douglas Mid-Elementary Building to the New Douglas Township.

“The Board adopted a resolution to sell the building to the New Douglas Township for one dollar,” Superintendent Michael Sutton told WGEL. “New Douglas Township will now have some legal documents that they need to get in order. They will be getting those back to us as soon as those actions are taken, but in the end we will be selling the building for one dollar to New Douglas Township.”

Sutton said the school’s closing is an unfortunate side effect of hard financial times for the school district due to low state funding.