Clearwater wants to buy

An upcoming Kamloops-Thompson School Board meeting has been rescheduled and moved into the North Thompson to allow Clearwater residents the chance to learn more about a proposed deal for the sale of an empty elementary school.

  • Jan. 31, 2011 7:00 p.m.

An upcoming Kamloops-Thompson School Board meeting has been rescheduled and moved into the North Thompson to allow Clearwater residents the chance to learn more about a proposed deal for the sale of an empty elementary school.

At last Monday’s meeting, board members heard the March 7 meeting will be moved to Clearwater secondary.

The move comes after the District of Clearwater made public three weeks ago its plan to purchase the old Dutch Lake school.

According to provincial policy, public consultation is required any time school district property is sold.

The District has said it hopes to use the building as a cultural centre.

The Dutch Lake school, which closed seven years ago, is believed to be worth more than $400,000.

The March 7 meeting in Clearwater is slated to begin at 6 p.m.