LU, Linn State to buy JC campuses

Officials at Linn State Technical College and Lincoln University joined forces Monday to announce a deal to lease-purchase several public school properties from the Jefferson City School District.

On Monday, Lincoln University entered into an $8.4 million agreement to buy the current high school at 609 Union St., Simonsen Ninth Grade Center at 501 E. Miller St., and the recently renovated Adkins Stadium.

Linn State Technical College entered into a $1.71 million agreement with the public schools for the purchase of Nichols Career Center.

The decision to sell the two campuses is another brick in the road local school leaders are paving in their efforts to build a new high school — a road they hope will lead to better economic opportunities for future students and a more vibrant climate for businesses.

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