During the March 15, 2022, Sandusky City School Board of Education meeting, the Sandusky Board of Education approved a lease agreement with the City of Sandusky regarding the recently vacated Mills Elementary School. This lease agreement is still pending approval by the Sandusky City Commission and is scheduled to be on the agenda for their meeting on March 28, 2022. If approved, the agreement will be in effect on April 1, 2022.

This lease agreement will begin on April 1, 2022, and will last 36 months. The City of Sandusky will primarily utilize the Mills Elementary Building to provide community recreational activities. As the temporary site for the City Recreation Department, the Mills Elementary Building provides a great opportunity for enrichment and access for all of the youth of Sandusky.

Sandusky City Schools Board President, Martha Murray, states, “We are thrilled to work with the City of Sandusky to create an alternate space for the City Recreation Department. We strongly support the City in continuously working to improve our city neighborhoods and using the Mills school property to continue the City’s great recreational programming for children and families while using an available property in the district is a winning combination.”

The City of Sandusky will pay $5,500 per month throughout the term of the lease, which may be extended after 36 months if both parties agree. Additionally, Sandusky City Schools will pay for all utilities and maintain the boiler system.

Sandusky City Commission President Dick Brady states, “We continue to enjoy a great working relationship with Sandusky City Schools and this agreement is a win-win for both of us. It allows for the vacant Mills School building to be put to good use and for our Recreation Department to have a larger facility in which to conduct all of their great programming for our residents.”

 Sandusky Recreation Superintendent Jason Werling states, “In the coming year, the City will begin the public process for the planning of a new recreation center, but until that project is completed, Mills School will provide Sandusky Rec a great temporary home. We’re grateful to Sandusky City Schools for working with us to make it happen.”

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Kerstyn Pou, Sandusky City Schools’ Marketing and Communications Specialist at kpou@scs-k12.net or 419.984.1114 or Tom Horsman, City of Sandusky’s Communications Manager at thorsman@ci.sandusky.oh.us or 419-627-5929.