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April 11, 2023 Board Meeting
Tooley Community Development Group Amendment to Cuyler Lease Agreement
Meeting Date(s)
Action - 04/11/2023
Consent Type

The School Board approved a Lease Agreement with Tooley Community Development Group, Inc. (Tooley), a Mims-based 501(c)(3) (non-profit organization) that is focused on affordable housing, educational enrichment, economic development and history, arts and culture in the East Mims community, to utilize the Cuyler building in East Mims for educational programs and related services responsive to the needs in East Mims. Since the Agreement was executed in October, Tooley has engaged an architect who is working with the District's Building Official regarding improvements needed to occupy the building. 

Tooley has requested that the District consider amending the Lease Agreement to a fifty year term in order to broaden their options for funding the necessary improvements to the facility. The proposed amendment is attached which includes the longer lease term as well as milestones relating to construction of improvements and the requirement to submit an annual report of services provided.

The building is roughly 16,000 square feet on +/- 2 acres The property is part of a +/- 12 acre parent tract that includes Cuyler Park and Community Center, operated by Brevard County Parks & Recreation through an Interlocal Agreement. The building is not used by the District, but does have historical significance to the local neighborhood. Tooley is proposing to revitalize Cuyler as a "technical learning center" that would "prepare East Mims residents for entry level positions in welding, soldering, working with composites, electronics and simple coding. The center will also offer "GED, computer literacy, soft sills courses and case management."  Tooley is leasing Cuyler from the District for a nominal cost in order to provide these services. 

The Amendment will be reviewed by Legal Counsel.




Approve the First Amendment to the Lease Agreement with the Tooley Community Development Group, Inc. for the utilization of Cuyler for educational programs and related community services. 


Authority for Action
F.S. 1001.42
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
Legal Counsel Review
Yes - Review Date: 04/03/2023
Susan Hann, P.E., Assistant Superintendent Facilities Services 633-1000 ext. 11446
Cuyler site map.pdf
Tooley Development Group Lease Agreement strikethrough underline.pdf
Tooley Development Group Amended Lease Agreement 04.11 clean version.pdf
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