Huntsville School Board Sells East Clinton to the City

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Thursday night, the Huntsville City School Board made a big decision regarding the historic East Clinton Elementary School — they sold it!

The school board sold the school to the city of Huntsville.

Superintendent Casey Wardynski says he's hopeful the city will produce something the community can appreciate.

For months, the fate of historic East Clinton Elementary School was in limbo.  Developer Bob Broadway wanted to tear it down and build new homes, but the historic preservation commission shot that down.

Meanwhile, residents started a grassroots campaign to protect the history in their neighborhood.  Now, the City of Huntsville is the new owner.

Superintendent Casey Wardynski didn't get specific, but says the city has great ideas about what to do with the historic building.

“My expectation is that they’re going to provide another great resource for the community here," said Wardynski.

The purchase price was $1.5 million.

All the school board members voted in favor of the sale.