Farmington Public Schools and the residents suing the district over the sale of the Eagle Elementary School property may know as soon as early October whether a circuit court ruling that dismissed the case will be upheld.
The Michigan Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case yesterday morning. Farmington Schools Assistant Supt. David Ruhland attended.
"There honestly isn't too much to share," he said. "The oral arguments only lasted a total of 20 minutes."
Ruhland said the judges "made it very clear that they were famliar with the briefs that had been filed and understood the facts of the case, and that this was a single issue case, and that was whether or not the plaintiffs had standing."
Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Rae Lee Chabot dismissed the case in September, ruling that Eugene Greenstein and Melvin Sternfeld did not demonstrate that they would be harmed by sale of the closed building. The case has not yet been heard on its merits.
Ruhland said the school district's attorney believes a decision will be forthcoming in three to five weeks.
A Wednesday afternoon phone call to the plaintiffs' attorney Robert C. Davis was not returned.