At long last they shoved in an axe handle to stop the rumor mill in Toledo about Mary Harrison Elementary School. And what’s going to happen to it.
A group of Toledo residents and Lincoln County Schools Superintendent Tom Rinearson sat down to talk about possible options for the old school which now provides storage for old records and other minor functions. Resident Sandy Blackman and Brenda Brown, a member of the Lincoln County School Board, put forth the idea that the old facility might be re-dedicated as a Toledo public asset. Some asked what the school district would take for the old building and various figures were batted around. But in the end Rinearson asserted, “Put down $50,000 in an escrow fund and we can talk more seriously.” No one pulled out their check book. Rinearson told NewsLincolnCounty.com that if the district can’t make a few bucks on such a transaction, he would try to make sure the district didn’t lose any money either.
The group came up with ideas like turning Mary Harrison into a high school culinary arts or other form of economic incubator for Toledo. Other suggestions included children’s after school care, student learning center, etc.