The Clinton School Board's attempts to sell the former Washington Elementary School property were recently unsuccessful, and so now it could become the site of a program for students to learn building trades.
Superintendent Curt Nettles informed the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Tuesday night they did not receive any bids in their attempts to sell the property.
Board of Education member Rodney Rodgers says the site is a perfect spot for about four lots to build houses, and created a program for students of the district.
Nettles indicates there are several avenues that could be pursued as a part of something like this. He explains the district does send students to the Bloomington Area Career Center for a similar program.
According to Nettles, the district could sell the homes they build and use the money for furthering the program, though there will be some restrictions on it.
He does note, this will be a new venture for him in his experience in education.
Also at the Tuesday night Board of Education meeting:
>>The Board approved district compensation and contracts for the upcoming school year. A couple board members voted against the contracts siting poor timing.
>>The District approved an endowment of $200-thousand to the district to be handed over to the Clinton Community Educational Foundation for scholarships.