The razed Washington School lot in Clinton has been vacant with the intent of the Clinton Board of Education to potentially sell or donate the property but a recent proposal for a building trades program in Clinton has put that action on hold.
The potential building trades program at the high school is still in the works but at last Tuesday's Clinton Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Curt Nettles put the ball in the court of the Board on what they would like to do going forward.
If administration could find a qualified instructor for such a course at the high school, it is possible the district could offer building trades at the high school as soon as next school year.
Former Board President, John Blythe, proposed a summer course in partnership with Richland Community College.
Board President Mike Walker threw his arm of support around the idea of holding on to the properties until a building trades program is established or it is decided the school cannot support a building trades program.
The Board decided they would continue to pursue a building trades program or partnership of some sort before they decide the future of the lot.
Nettles indicated last Wednesday on Regional Radio, he would like to know within the next few months if they could get a program going for 2018-19 school year.