Tax Rate en City Buying Middle School <p>The West Burlington School District has agreed to sell its former middle school to the city for just $1.</p><p>Superintendent Dave Schmitt says this is the best option for the entire community.</p><p>&ldquo;We could have gotten $5,000-$10,000 for the building,&rdquo; says Schmitt, &ldquo;but then there could have been that risk that it become dilapidated or an eyesore for our community.&rdquo;</p><p>The city plans to tear down the former school at 211 Ramsey Street so several new homes can be built, one of which would be targeted to low-income families.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 04:19:48 +0000 Jason Parrott 11458 at City Buying Middle School