UConn agrees to transfer former campus to city for $1

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STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees has agreed to transfer the school’s former Torrington satellite campus to the city.

The board voted Wednesday to sell the 95-acre property for a dollar, with the caveat that UConn will continue to have an extension office on the site until at least 2026.

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Plans call for the classroom building to be used this fall for a Head Start preschool program, a day-treatment program for middle and high-school students with social-emotional needs and adult education courses.

UConn’s board voted last year to close the campus, which had just 88 full-time students, amid budget cuts.

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The sale still needs approval from city officials and a Superior Court judge, because the classroom building was originally paid for with a gift to the university.

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