The New Ulm District 88 School Board delayed the approval of an agreement to sell the former New Ulm Middle School property during its meeting Thursday evening, and Superintendent Harold Remme announced that he will be retiring in 2013. Eagle Development LLC is the highest of the 3 groups that bid on the middle school building with a $100,000 proposal. The group would convert the property into senior apartments, and lease the school auditorium to the school district through a 10-year agreement. But Superintendent Remme on Thursday told the school board that they need more time to work on the wording of the lease agreement, and recommended that all of the parties involved in the sale sit down and work out the details. Some of the issues still to be resolved include parking spaces for those using the auditorium in the future, as well as repair and liability issues. Only about 20% of the building is currently in use. In other business Thursday, Remme announced that he will retire on July 1st, 2013. Remme has served as superintendent of District 88 since 1997. The school board will now have 2 options in seeking a replacement: an internal or external search. Remme told the board that there are a number of individuals and companies that could be recruited to help conduct the search.