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PPS Greely School may turn into Art Studio

PEORIA, Ill. - An old Peoria Public School that has been vacant since 2011 may soon no longer be up for sale.

Local artist Jonathon Romain has submitted a bid for the Greeley school building at the minimum of $30,000. The proposal will re-purpose the school into a studio space for Romain, as well for other artists in the area. The district's Chief Financial Officer welcomes the opportunity for the change.

“Any opportunity that gives students, adults, the community one more avenue to see, to do, to experience, I think those are all good for the community,” said Mick Willis PPS Chief Financial Officer.

If the sale is approved, the school board will save more than $25,000 in annual maintenance costs.

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