The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Everly school building to be sold to non-profit firm for $5,000

GEA will take ownership 'as soon as possible'


July 30, 2020


Guardian Education and Athletic Services founders Brent Koppie (left) and JJ Cassaro (right) share the firm's plans for the Everly building with the CC/E school board on Monday night.

The I's need to be dotted and T's need to be crossed, but the former Clay Central/Everly 7-12 grade building has a new lease on life.

The school board on Monday agreed to sell the entire school property to Guardian Education and Athletic Services (GEA) for $5,000. Once formalities are completed and the purchase agreement is signed, the building will officially change possession to the non-profit firm.

"The district has put a fair amount of money into the building, and it'd be nice to see it used for a positive purpose," said Board Member Brian Schmidt.

Two of GEA's founding members, Brent K...

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