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Redwood Valley Elementary School property back on Board agenda

Ukiah, CA – At the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 9, 2023, the Ukiah Unified Board of Trustees will discuss the next steps in their attempts to sell the Redwood Valley Elementary School property located at 700 E. School Way. 

On June 13, 2023, the Trustees approved Resolution 30 2022-23, declaring their intent to sell the property, which totals approximately 12.4 acres. The property is in an unincorporated area of Mendocino County, Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 163-060-15 and 163-060-35. Approval of the Resolution initially put the property up for sale with a two-phased bidding process. Sealed bids were to be submitted prior to the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2023, but no bids were received.

A 7-11 Committee was formed and conducted a series of public meetings that culminated in the Committee’s recommendation to close Redwood Valley Elementary School at the end of the 2009-2010 school year.  A second 7-11 Committee was formed in 2016 and ultimately recommended that the property be declared surplus.

Between 2017 and 2020, a variety of transactions were explored, and additional community input was collected. Following a Resolution declaring the property Exempt Surplus Land in the 2022-23 school year, the district offered the property for sale or lease to public agencies, including city and county parks and recreation departments, California universities, local city and county agencies, and the Department of General Services. The efforts did not lead to the sale or lease of the property.

Members of the community interested in the property are encouraged to attend or watch the October 9, 2023, Board meeting. Board Meeting agendas are available online.