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Land Sale Somerton HS Set to Close

By Amy Crawford for Yuma Sun

With the signing of a lease agreement at last week’s governing board meeting, Somerton High School took another step closer to reality.

The purchase of 76.11 acres, which has been in escrow since July, was expected to go through Thursday, said Phil Townsend, YUHSD governing board president after the meeting. The purchase price is more than $2.7M.

Before the board acquired the property, the current tenant, Nature Fresh Farms, LLC, had asked that the district formally assume the lease, which it did on a unanimous vote.

In other news, Superintendent Toni Badone attended this as her final regular board meeting. She is retiring from the district to take the helm of AdvancED’s Arizona office. She was presented with a construction belt from local architecture and construction groups, hand-made artwork from Holly Hendrick and other congratulatory remarks.

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