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Akron schools set to vote on selling Central-Hower High to UA
The University of Akron plans to purchase an Akron public High School in exhange for scholarships if board votes in favor of the proposal.
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The Akron Board of Education will vote tonight (Monday) on whether to sell Central-Hower High School.

The board agreed to sell the building to The University of Akron with the money set aside as scholarships for Akron Public School graduates.

But School Board President Jason Haas says the board tabled the proposal because some members wanted to review the contract more closely.

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"We had a general overview of what is was going to be, however the university and the district were essentially ironing out final details almost up to Monday afternoon, so we hadn’t had a chance to review it in its full glory, so to speak."

Haas says if the board votes in favor of the sale, the university’s scholarship program would go into effect next year.

A decision must meet a state deadline of Dec. 31 for the sale to be processed.

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