Fairway Middle School

Fairway Middle School, 701 Whitlow Drive, in Killeen, was used as a shelter to house evacuees from Hurricane Harvey.

Cole Sadallie has plans for the former Fairway Middle School being sold by the Killeen Independent School District.

The pastor of True Deliverance Ministries in Killeen was present at the KISD administrative office when bids for the property opened Friday afternoon.

The church bid on all three properties being offered for sale by KISD.

If the Killeen school board approves the sale, True Deliverance Ministries will turn the Fairway Middle School building into a Christian academy school.

Fairway, 701 Whitlow Drive, closed as a public middle school years ago, but served as a shelter for Hurricane Harvey evacuees over the summer.

The church had the highest bid on Fairway, which was $50,000.

On another property being sold by KISD, two bidders — John T. Haun and Lane Heginbotham — tied at $150,000 for the former Sallie Mae building in the Killeen Business Park.

One of those bidders also had the high bid on the adjacent undeveloped property being sold by KISD.

One bidder was disqualified for not submitting the documents required in the bid package.

Bids on the properties were submitted by four bidders and ranged from $11,000 to $150,000.

KISD officials had no predetermined asking price for the properties.

“There is no bottom line,” said Kirk Thomas, special assistant to the KISD deputy superintendent.

The bids will be presented to the KISD board at the next regular meeting Nov. 14, according to Thomas.

The board will review the bids in closed session at that meeting.

“They may or may not make a decision at that time,” Thomas said.

The bid package stipulates a decision regarding the bids must be made no more than 60 days from the date of the bid opening.

“If the board chooses to accept a bid from multiple bidders, it will have to be from the highest bidder,” Thomas said. “The board reserves the right to reject any and all bids received.”

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