Board gets no bids for Waynesboro modular classrooms

April 15, 2010|By JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- Waynesboro Area School District officials are making a last-ditch effort to get rid of modular classrooms at Waynesboro Area Senior High School.

The school board offered the trailers for sale in a bid process earlier this year, but came up short.

Someone "would've been the highest bidder at $1," Business Administrator Caroline Dean said, saying no bids were received.

The classrooms were used prior to the school's construction project and were supposed to be removed by June 30 due to state regulations. However, state officials gave the district a reprieve, saying they'd accept the trailers' utilities being disconnected and a letter detailing how the school district plans to dispose of the classrooms.

"We can leave them where they are (temporarily) if everything is disconnected and they're not used," Dean said.

The school board decided this week it would try once more to sell the modulars before possibly paying to get rid of them. It will advertise at no cost through the Pennsylvania School Boards Association.


"Put them on eBay. Everything sells on eBay," joked Ed Wilson, the school board president.

Some board members asked whether a buyer might want to purchase the trailers for scrap materials. Wilson responded that the structures, which range from 13 to 16 years old, have little metal of value.

"They're not really worth the scrap price," he said.

"I don't think anyone is going to take these dilapidated modulars," school board member Firmadge Crutchfield said.

The athletic department has said it could use one or two of the trailers for storage, Dean said.

For more information about obtaining the modular classrooms, call 717-762-1191.

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