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Community meeting planned for sale of Jarman Middle School

Mid-Del Schools plans to sell Jarman Middle School which closed at the end of the last school year. (Photo by Jeff Harrison)

By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon

Mid-Del Schools will host a community meeting Thursday night to discuss plans to sell the former Jarman Middle School.

The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Jarman, 5 McArthur Drive. All attendees must wear a face mask and observe social distancing.

People can also watch the meeting virtually through a Zoom meeting.

Residents are invited to attend the meeting to hear about the process of selling the 76-year-old property and address any concerns.

The meeting will be led by Erick Fleske with Fleske Holding, the commercial real estate group hired to sell the property. Superintendent Rick Cobb, Midwest City councilwoman Susan Eads and other city employees are expected to attend.

The school district is selling the unused building as part of the middle school consolidation. The district closed Jarman and Del Crest middle schools and combined them with Monroney and Kerr. Del Crest has been converted into the Mid-Del Learning and Services Center and houses enrollment, special services, child nutrition and others.

Mid-Del officials plan to retain some of the land behind Jarman that will be used to expand parking at Rose Field. The district added a parking lot to replace one lost during the stadium renovations.

Earlier this year, the city council voted down a zoning request for an apartment complex near Jarman Middle School. The proposal drew strong opposition from several neighbors.

Fleske said the property has not yet been sold, but they wanted to be transparent with the community.

“It has not sold and the final end use will be up to the final buyer, but for us to be a better steward of the property for the community we want to involve the city and neighborhood now so we can create the best possible outcome for everyone,” Fleske said.

To join the Zoom meeting:

Meeting ID: 879 5462 5272
Passcode: 988204

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