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September 11, 2013

Walton Salin Bank building donated to Southeastern School Corporation

Walton bank building donated to Southeastern School Corp.

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Akers said to get a donation of a building worth $500,000 at a cost of $11,000 seemed like a no-brainer.

Jay disagreed, saying he was having a hard time justifying the donation. At the board meeting, Jay said he agreed the former bank was a nice building with plenty of possibility, but was concerned with the ongoing costs.

“In a time period of declining enrollment and budget, I thought we might find a better way to use the funds,” Jay said after the decision. “Having said that, I understand the vote of the board and will support it moving forward.”

After talking with Ray Gusky, the executive vice president, chief financial officer and director of risk management at Salin Bank, Hedrick said they believe it will be 60 days until school staff will have access to the building to begin renovations.

Although a timeline of when it will be ready has not been determined, it should be during this school year, Hedrick said.

“One of the concerns I’ve heard is that I’m a brand-new superintendent and am leaving the high school,” Hedrick said. “It’s not an opportunity to move out, it’s to make the school corporation more visible.”

With the location of the building right off of U.S. 35, the building will be visible to the community, Hedrick said.

“I just believe it will create more of a presence for the corporation and hope the community supports that and sees the benefit for that,” Hedrick said. “The open door policy is still there, it just moved locations.”

The bank will keep control of the sign and insure it, but the Southeastern administrators will have control of the electronic portion. Other terms and conditions include a restriction on the building’s sale, should the school corporation have no need of it — it can’t be sold to another bank or financial institution for 10 years.

The building will house Hedrick; Jeanie Robertson, deputy treasurer; Maggie Wright, corporation secretary; Darlene Martin, treasurer, Dawn Robertson, data analyst/high ability coordinator; and Maria Funk, student services coordinator.

Amie Sites is a reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or amie.sites@pharostribune.com.

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