Ideas sought for old Milano school

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.

Milano ISD supt. Lindy Robinson said that a community forum group has met and plans to meet again to discuss what ideas are coming in from the public for the old buildings.

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.

An informal suggestion box has been set up on the school’s website,

There is no timeline set on a decision.

Robinson said some suggestions given include:

• Lease the buildings. • Selling the property,

• Use the buildings and property for an assisted living program.

Suggestions can also be made to forum members Kevin Love, Kim Lenz, Gary Westbrook, Billy Barnett, Cole Yoakum, Lynn Martin or Robinson.

The next forum meeting is set for Monday, Nov. 29.

The original building served as Milano’s school for African- Americans until desegration in the 1960s.

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