San Marcos CISD Trustees President Kathy Hansen, left, and Superintendent Patty Shafer, right, at this week’s school board meeting. Photo by Sean Batura.
By SEAN BATURA
San Marcos CISD trustees voted unanimously Monday to enter into negotiations to buy McCoy’s Corporation’s old headquarters.
The property under consideration includes a 13,861-square-foot building and a 32,414-square-foot building, both of which sit on 5.14 acres at 1200 Interstate-35 North, according to San Marcos CISD Trustees President Kathy Hansen. Trustees plan to use the property to house the school district’s central office, curriculum department, child nutrition department, and technology department.
“By housing these departments together, we feel efficiency would be increased,” Hansen said.
The Hays Central Appraisal District assessed the property’s value at $1,478,800, which includes $283,680 for land and $1,195,120 for improvements.
After emerging from the closed executive session with San Marcos CISD trustees, McCoy’s representatives declined to comment on the matter. Elected government officials conduct property negotiations in secret, as allowed by law, and make their final decisions in open session.
McCoy’s Corporation made education news in August, when it joined other businesses in making donations to “Project Stuff the Bus,” a school supplies drive intended to equip needy students in San Marcos CISD. McCoy’s Corporation maintains a new headquarters at 1350 Interstate-35 North.Email | Print