District 26 sells shuttered school building in Des Plaines for $3 million

Daily Herald report
Updated 12/7/2022 12:23 PM

River Trails School District 26 has sold the former Nipper School building in Des Plaines for more than $3 million, officials announced Wednesday.

Rimland, an organization that specializes in caring for adults with autism, purchased the property at 1101 E. Gregory St. in a $3.031 million deal that closed on Nov. 29, officials in the Mount Prospect-based school district said.


Proceeds from the sale will go toward funding infrastructure improvements at Euclid and Indian Grove elementary schools in Mount Prospect.

Projects include: safety and security improvements; roof restoration; heating, ventilation and air conditioning replacement; electrical system repair; and classroom furniture modernization.

"We are thrilled to complete this sale that will help deliver necessary improvements to our schools," Lyndl Schuster, assistant

superintendent for business services, said in Wednesday's announcement. "These funds will allow us to continue offering

students the first-rate learning environment they deserve for years to come. At the same time, we are thankful to have found a buyer who also serves the community so admirably."

The Nipper building was constructed in 1974 and had most recently been occupied by Joseph Academy, which serves children and adolescents with behavioral, emotional and learning disorders. The organization terminated its lease with District 26 when its facility needs shifted, officials said.

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