iscussions about what to do with the empty buildings when three Carroll County public schools close are underway, though, no decisions have been made.
“All these things are in the beginning stages,” said Commissioner Steve Wantz, R-District 1. “We have just scratched the surface of what to do with all these buildings.”
A joint committee was formed between the Carroll County Board of Education and county government to determine what to with the buildings that are due to become empty as a result of the Board of Education’s decision in December to close Charles Carroll Elementary, New Windsor Middle and North Carroll High at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The committee had met once as of Thursday, according to Jon O’Neal, assistant superintendent of administration for Carroll County Public Schools.
Although both county and public school officials say no decisions have been made regarding future use of the school buildings, they will be surplussed to the county if they are not used for educational purposes, O’Neal said, and the county will then determine their use.