lease a facility any longer, said Diane Kastner, director of community
"We're looking for a permanent home," Kastner said.
The school, which teaches about 200 children from preschool to eighth
grade, does believe the abandoned Crest View school site on Talbert
Avenue near Beach Boulevard would fit its needs.
But she doesn't want to jump to any conclusions.
"This is all very preliminary," she said.
The Ocean View school district, which owns the land, will not accept any
offers from Waldorf, trustee Tracy Pellman said. "We're not selling the
While a sale would bring in possibly $7 million, the school district
stands to gain much more with Wal-Mart's proposed 65-year lease, which
would pay out $400,000 annually, she said.
"We need the most money we can get" for much needed repairs, Pellman
The property's future depends, in large part, on what residents decide at
the voting booth March 7. A citizen-sponsored ballot initiative asks
residents to rezone the site from commercial back to residential.
That may jeopardize Wal-Mart's plans. But not to worry, Kastner said.
"We're a great asset to the community," she said.