ROCHESTER, MN — Rochester school leaders had a lot on their plate at Tuesday’s meeting and one thing they are considering involves real estate.
The district is looking into buying the former “People’s Energy Cooperative” building.
It has been vacant since the company moved in March of 2012.
The school district would use it to store vehicles and equipment.
They are also looking to sell the old Burr Oak School, which has not been used by the district since 2009.
“Right now our current location that we have our maintenance department, we’re not able to store a lot of our equipment inside and what we like about this facility is it will allow us to keep all of our equipment indoors,” said Superintendent Michael Munoz of Rochester Public Schools.
He says storing the equipment indoors will help with the longevity of the equipment, keeping it in better condition for longer.