April 13, 2022–3:40 p.m.
STAFF REPORTS/ROME NEWS-TRIBUNE
Cave Spring Elementary School will close at the end of this school year, but who gets ownership of the property will likely be decided in court.
On February 23, the Floyd County School System filed a request in Floyd Superior Court seeking to declare the school system as the sole owner.
At issue is a clause dating back to 1929 when the county school system purchased the school that stated if it were used for anything else besides a school, ownership would revert back to the Trustees of the Cave Spring Consolidated School District, which no longer exists.
According to the Rome News-Tribune, county school board attorney King Askew has said that clause is null and void.
Members of the Cave Spring Community Coalition disagree and on Tuesday, the Cave Spring City Council voted to join the fight to oppose the school system’s court filing.
According to the newspaper, many citizens in Cave Spring believe that since the old consolidated school system is intertwined with the city council, the government has a right to the property.