Education
11:41 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Pittsburgh Board Votes To Sell 2 Vacant Schools

The Pittsburgh school board has voted 8-1 to sell two vacant schools in order to raise money for the cash-starved district.

Board members decided Wednesday to sell the Madison School in the city's Hill District to Schenley Heights Community Development program for $65,000.

The board also voted to sell Burgwin School in Hazelwood for $475,000 to the Hazelwood Initiative for use as a Propel charter school and for community programs.

Both schools were closed in 2006.

In 2012, the school district a real estate company to evaluate vacant school buildings.

Last year, the district sold the former Schenley High School in Oakland and McCleary School in Lawrenceville. Both are being converted for residential use.

The board last year approved sale of Morningside School to the city's Urban Redevelopment Authority.