In the past few days, there has been news of the sale of two former school buildings. The two buildings were originally part of two different school districts, but they have two things in common: both are located in the Town of Claverack, and both have been owned or leased by Columbia County.
Last week, the former Ockawamick School, once part of the Taconic Hills School District, was sold at auction. The high bid was $502,500. The building is being sold by Columbia County, which purchased it in 2008 for $1.5 million.
Today, the Register-Star reports that the Hudson City School District has a buyer for the former Claverack School: "Board OKs local artist's bid for Claverack school." The selling price for the building is $390,000. For the past two years, Columbia County has been renting the building from HCSD for $100,000 annually.
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