Eudora The Eudora school board voted this week not to pursue a 45-acre tract just west of Intech Business Park, but the landowner wants to dispel rumors that the property is for sale.
At Monday's school board meeting, board member Alvie Guy said another board member, Marjorie Gronniger, had met with Marie Eder, the property owner. Guy said Mrs. Eder had indicated she'd be willing to sell the property for use as a future school site.
Mrs. Gronniger said she recalled Mrs. Eder saying that when the family chose to sell the land, they hoped to sell it in one piece instead of selling several sections separately.
"So I honest-to-goodness thought we could have bought it if we could have gotten the whole board to go along," Mrs. Gronniger said. "It was my understanding that the land was for sale. I acted in good faith."
However, Mrs. Eder's daughter, Marjorie Eder, said today that the property isn't for sale. She said her mother never indicated the family was willing to sell the land to the school district.