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Flying J Inc., district swap properties

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BRIGHAM CITY — Box Elder School District is getting rid of a hard-to-sell abandoned property and gaining the former Flying J corporate offices valued at $2.7 million.

The gift-like swap was offered by O. Jay Call, board chairman of Flying J Inc., and his family. Flying J's corporate office is moving to Ogden

The Call family will receive the old Central School property, 210 S. Main in Brigham City, in exchange. The property is valued at $675,000. The district has been trying to sell it for more than a year.

"It looks like a win-win for all of us," Superintendent Martell Menlove said Thursday.

The district plans to turn the 33,000-square-foot Flying J building into a new administration building twice the size of its current office.

Meanwhile, the current district office will become home to the Community High School/Alternative School, now housed in portable classrooms a few blocks away. The school will be renamed the Dale W. Young Community High School.

The portable classrooms used by the alternative school will be dispersed where needed in the school district.

The district will move forward with plans to demolish the abandoned Central School out of safety concerns and appearance's sake. The parcel is not large enough or in an ideal location for a potential new school, Menlove said.