(Hillsboro) The Hillsboro R-3 School District’s Alternative School will be making a move from its current location at the learning center to a new building that was recently purchased on 15 acres of land at 100 Leon Hall Parkway.
The building is actually a house which was previously owned by Diane Hall, the former owner of Bridle Ridge Acres.
The house will be converted in to more of a school building type setting for future students. Jim Ramsey is the Principal of the Hillsboro Alternative School.
We asked him what Alternative School is.
With the move the Alternative School, which typically has between 65 and 70 students, will be renamed to The Ridge Alternative Program.
Hillsboro schools Superintendent Dr. Jon Isaacson adds with the alternative school moving, the district plans to move central office into the open space in the learning center.
The district plans to sell the current central office when it moves to the learning center.
The asking price on the property and home was $979,000.
The district made an offer of $825,000 and it was accepted by the estate.
The district will be using a Lease Purchase agreement over a 15 year period to pay for the property and home. The interest rate is 2.19%.