School officials seek community input on old Milano elementary

MILANO–School officials are asking for input from community members on what should be done with the old elementary school buildings near the Charlie Martin City Park.

The buildings and old campus became vacated during the summer when grades Pre-K through fifth were moved to the now renovated 1939-era WPA building on North Fifth Street next to the Milano football field that used to be the high school. The high school and junior high school share a campus behind the new elementary.

An informal suggestion box has been set up on the school’s webstite ( where visitors can follow the link and submit their ideas for the school. There is no timeline set on a decision to be made about the vacant buildings.

The elementary school, known as Milano East Elementary for many years, was originally built as the district’s black school during segregation.

It became the elementary in the late 1960s and expanded to include more classrooms and a library in the 1980s.

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