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Eagle Elementary Sale Lawsuit Back in Court Wednesday

The Michigan Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments at 10 a.m.

Attorneys representing Farmington Schools and residents Eugene Greenstein and Melvin Sternfeld will be back in court Wednesday morning, over the controversial sale of Eagle Elementary School to the Islamic Cultural Association. 

Greenstein and Sternfeld to review the case, after , ruling the two did not demonstrate they would be harmed by sale of the closed building. 

that retired FPS director of operational services Cheryl Cannon misled Sternfeld when she said that Eagle was not for sale and represented the building as scheduled for demolition, even after the ICA offer. The plaintiffs claimed they would be negatively affected because they live near the property, and that Sternfeld, a real estate broker, had an interest because stopping the sale would allow him and his clients to bid on the project.

A year ago, Farmington Schools officials  affirming their position that they followed their procedures in the sale of the property. 

Read more about the sale of Eagle Elementary School

Sue Burstein September 12, 2012 at 01:01 PM
This is the Board who has bylaws, which are legally binding, and they did not follow them in approving the sale. As a governmental entity, they MUST follow their own bylaws or they are in violation of the law. Additionally, they admitted that they talked about the sale in a closed meeting. That, too, is a violation of the Open Meetings Act, as State law they must adhere to. Oh wait, this doesn't apply to them, or they go back and say "we affirm" what we did. I am disgusted with these antics, and expect our school districts and board to be held to the "highest" standards. After all, isn't that what they expect from our teachers and students?
Karen M Faett September 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM
There hasnever been full disclosure about the purchaser by the board or the purchaser itself. The purchaser accuses every inquiry as Islamophobic. It is difficult not to be suspicious when the purchaser refuses to answer thebasic question which is who is funding this purchase?
art September 12, 2012 at 05:02 PM
If these allegations are proven then the Supt and most of the board member should resign and leave the district. Parents want and should expect transpanrency and honesty from the all those involved in running a schoold district. Actually, the local newspaper should apologize also if this case is proven since its went all out to accuse others of being prejudice in their thoughts.Lets see how the justice system works in this case.
Barry Dingles September 12, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Perhaps if you looked at the performance records of our students and teachers, you would realize the School board could care less about thier performances. Our schools have become political action committes and political indoctrination centers and could care less about generating creative, critical thinking intellects.
Bob September 14, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Art, That should have happend along time ago, I have reasons why and examples

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