COOLIDGE — A financial issue could change the fate of a cherished historic school building.
For seven years Calvary Chapel church has leased from the Coolidge Unified School District the building that used to house Kenilworth School on Coolidge Avenue. At first, the church agreed to pay $2,500 per year, but the rent was reduced to $2,300 when the church agreed to do the yard work.
Further, Calvary Chapel has previously been using volunteers to handle most maintenance issues, but under new leadership, it is asking the district to take control of that. While this is a traditional responsibility for a landlord, it is not a trivial request for the district to consider, as the building is now very old and requires extensive work, such as roof repairs and a new paint job.