Group seeks to acquire school


February 25, 2010 - 12:00 AM

KINCAID — A group of alumni from the old Kincaid High School have banded together in an effort to convert the vacant building into a community center.
Jack Donaldson said the alumni group is seeking to become a nonprofit organization, one of the precursors to acquiring the building.
If the group earns its certification, the building’s owners would be able to receive a tax break by donating the building, Donaldson said.
Those details will be further detailed at a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at Kincaid City Hall. The public is invited.
The high school moved out of the building in 1967. It then served as a middle school for the Crest school district until six years ago, when those classes relocated to Colony.
The building then was sold to a private investor with the hopes of opening an alternative school, or other facility, but those plans never materialized, Donaldson said.
A representative from the United States Department of Agriculture will be at Monday’s meeting to discuss potential grants to fund repairs to the building. Donaldson said he also hopes to find somebody well versed in developing a nonprofit organization.

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