07/11/2013 - Lindbergh Schools received a generous donation this week valued at $2 million from Sunset Hills resident Al B. Moore.
Moore presented the district with 10 acres, including the existing buildings, on the former Paraclete Fathers property in the Tapawingo subdivision, in the form of a 50-year lease. The lease was signed by Board of Education President Kathleen Kienstra on Tuesday, July 9.
Al and Betty Moore's legacy gift will benefit Lindbergh students for decades to come, said Superintendent Jim Simpson. Lindbergh Schools is leasing the property at a cost of $1 per year.
"We are grateful to Mr. Moore for his overwhelming generosity, which could not have come at a better time, considering our aggressive student growth," Simpson said. "This property offers historical value and cultural opportunities for residents, educators, and several generations of children. It is a place where they can learn and grow, and appreciate the history of their local community."
Simpson said Lindbergh Schools takes pride in being a good neighbor to the residents surrounding its nine school buildings, and the Moore property will be no exception.