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Two Portage schools may be up for sale

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PORTAGE (WKOW) -- The Portage School Board is having a special meeting on Monday regarding the sale of two recently-closed schools. 

"It's permission to dispose of properties, but the final process and timelines are up to the board. They have the authority to direct administration on timelines," said Charles Poches, district administrator for the Portage Community School District, told the Portage Daily Register.

In 2012, the board voted to close the Fort Winnebago and Calendonia schools because of low student enrollment and cuts in state aid.

Greenwood Appraisal of Baraboo appraised the Fort Winnebago property at $183,000 and the Caledonia property at $177,000.

The closures effected thousands of students in rural areas. Many of whose parents were not happy about the decision. Some even tried to raise money to rent the properties.

The Portage School Board says there's no sale timeline yet. Monday's meeting is to get the public's approval to unload the properties.  

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