Not a single person wants to buy this hundred-year-old school
CLINTON - The school board will have to decide what to do with a hundred-year-old school since no one seems to be interested in buying it.
At the beginning of November, the East Feliciana Parish School System announced plans to sell the Old Clinton High School on Plank Road. The building, built in 1903, is abandoned. Officials said it has been empty since the 1980's but were hoping someone would be interested in transforming the education relic.
"We're hoping that we'll get a successful bidder who will obviously do some major improvements to the building so it can no longer be an eyesore for the community," Superintendent Carlos Sam said in an interview with WBRZ a month ago.
But, when the bidding ended Monday, not a single bid was made.
Now, the school system will have to decide its next move. The board will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. to discuss options, which could include putting the school up for sale again, Sam said when reached Monday evening.
In a previous WBRZ report, restaurant owner Johnny Beauchamp remembered the school's glory days and longed for a day when it would be revitalized.
"Three state championship trophies (are) on display: 1950, 1962 and 1968," he said. "I played on the '62 team."
Sam hoped interested parties would want to turn the school building into community or office space.
Watch for an update on what is decided Tuesday on the Tuesday edition of WBRZ News 2 at 10:00. Also, check back for updates.
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