After facing weeks of intense opposition, the Clayton (Mo.) School Board has dropped its proposal for a land transfer with Washington University that would have given the university the Wydown Middle School property. The board voted to end talks with the university regarding the land exchange and to abandon any option to move the middle school to the old CBC High School property that the university owns. The growing controversy over the swap idea was threatening the district's chances of passing a $51 million school bond issue and 29-cent tax next month.
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FROM JANUARY 2009: Washington University and the Clayton (Mo.) School District are considering a potential land swap in which Washington U. would trade its old Christian Brothers College High School site for the school district's Wydown Middle School and two other properties. If the plan goes forward, the Clayton district would tear down the former high school building in Clayton and construct a new middle school there.
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