Critics might think this was a way to wring the last ounce of sweat out of the late North Forest ISD, but based upon the pricing, they would be wrong.
"It's not for profit; it's for peace of mind," says Veronica Ruiz, Houston ISD manager in the Furniture Service department, who explained HISD, which took in the former NFISD last year, wants to give people a chance to acquire a piece of history from schools no longer in operation.
So starting Monday, May 12, and continuing through Sunday, May 25, anyone who's interested will have a chance to take part in an online auction of material retrieved from former NFISD schools whose campuses were closed after HISD took over the troubled district.
Bids will start at $1 and $10, depending on the object, of the 400 lots (approximately 2,000 pieces) up for sale. Jerseys, trophies, team photos and even giant mascot replicas have been sorted through and boxed in the district's furniture services warehouse at 228 McCarty.
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Those interested are being asked to go to PublicSurplus.com to bid and if awarded the winning bid, will need to drive to the warehouse to pick up their merchandise. And a word to the wise here: Try to find out when the freight trains are running the day you go out, or expect to wait a half hour or more if you happen to try to drive along Wallisville Road before the McCarty turn.