District 102 to spend $3 million to buy administration building
Aptakisic-Tripp Elementary District 102 will pay about $3 million for a building to house administration offices as part of a districtwide expansion project.
School board members unanimously agreed Monday to buy the office building directly north of Aptakisic Junior High School off Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove.
The one-story, 28,768-square-foot building at 1351 Abbott Court would be used for district administrative offices, the facilities department and space for professional development.
Purchase of the new building is part of the district's $25 million expansion, which also includes additions to the junior high school and Meridian Middle School. The project will be funded by $18 million in bonds and reserve funds.
Spokeswoman Vickie Walter said the district was fortunate to find a property next to the junior high school.
"This came up at the last minute, and it couldn't have worked out better," she said.
The district has not closed on the sale but expects to next spring. The district is still determining where the administrative offices will move as construction gets underway at the junior high school.
The district will convert the offices at the junior high school into classroom space and add space for fine arts classes. In the winter, work will begin to add space to the middle school for early education programs.
The entire project is slated to be finished by the 2018-19 school year.