The company that marketed the former Pittsburgh Schenley High School for the district has made recommendations about what to do with 20 other closed school buildings.
Fourth River Development made the recommendations at a school board committee meeting tonight.
Combined, the district owes $9.15 million in debt on the buildings and spends $681,850 a year operating them.
The three with the largest debt are Northview in Northview Heights, $1.96 million; Fort Pitt in Garfield, $1.86 million; and Belmar in Homewood, $1.34 million.
Fourth River recommended the district keep one building, Knoxville, as a warehouse, and seek buyers for the other 19.
In addition, the idea of selling the board's administration building in Oakland or leasing some space in it was discussed.
No decisions have been made about any sales, but "for sale" signs will be going up on 19 former school buildings.
In most cases, Fourth River recommended a negotiated sale. That includes the "high interest" properties of McCleary in Lawrenceville, Morningside, Columbus on the North Side and Burgwin in Hazelwood.
Columbus currently is leased to Propel Northside, a charter school.
Other properties recommended for negotiated sale are divided into three groups.
The first, with a timeline beginning in October this year, are Northview, Bon Air, Madison in the Hill District and old Homewood schools.
The second group's timeline starts in February 2014 and includes McNaugher in Perry South, Sheraden, Schaeffer in Crafton Heights and Murray in Mount Oliver.
Education writer Eleanor Chute: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1955.