Someone apparently came to the table with more money, so Madera Unified will have to look elsewhere if it plans to move its district offices to another site.
According to Superintendent Ed Gonzalez, Madera Unified was looking at the former Mervyn’s store at 1467 Country Club Drive as a possible new home for its district offices. However, according to Assistant Superintendent Sandon Schwartz, it was outbid.
Although he would not identify the winning bidder, Schwartz said it took $2.25 million to buy the building. Schwartz would not reveal Madera Unified’s bid, citing possible violations of California’s Brown Act, which prohibits divulging closed session activity.
The school board met at least twice in closed session recently to discuss the possible purchase...