SCS Purchases Nursing Home


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Nursing Home becomes part of SCS.

Carlos Salinas, Staff Reporter

The Schuyler Community Schools has purchased a former nursing home on Colfax Street and has potential plans for the building. The building was originally the Schuyler Care and Rehabilitation. The property itself was purchased for seven hundred thousand dollars in December. The assessed value was $1,200,000. The SCS Board of Education approved the purchase in a meeting on December 19, 2019.

Nursing Home hall waiting to become the new addition to SCS.

According to a Columbus Telegram article, SCS Superintendent Dr. Dan Hoesing stated that, “The building purchases could be a way for the District to provide extra space for its existing programmings like speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.” Some District staff and the Tech Department also plan to move to the new location. The SCS Dual Language school and the Alternative school will be considered for moving to the new building because of their lack of space. An early childhood initiative is also being discussed.

Dr. Hoesing and the members of the School Board will identify what will be the priority as the transition process. With the extra space, SCS is looking forward to getting into the new building. “I think it’s a pretty exciting time for the community and for the schools’ Districts” stated Dr. Hoesing.