By Janie Southard
Celina City Schools board of education has accepted an offer on the house built by Tri-Star Career Compact students.
Neptune resident Colleen J. Walter's offer of $179,900 was accepted Friday during a special board meeting. The sale was handled for the school district by ReMax in New Bremen for a special fee of five percent.
The board voted to go with a realtor following the public auction earlier this summer that brought just one bid of only slightly more than $100,000.
Tri-Star Director Tim Buschur said the sale will bring between $5,000 and $6,000 for the Tri-Star program.
"We're not in it for a profit," Buschur said, "but, it's a nice boost for the kids, and teachers too," District Treasurer Mike Marbaugh expects the closing to take place within the next couple weeks.