Session 8: Textbooks: New Life for Abandoned Schools
Thursday, September 12th
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Moderator: Kelly Jo Drey, Bridgemont Sustainability Institute
Speakers: Reggie Jones, Executive Director, PRIDE Community Services
Pete Hobbs, Mayor, Town of Ansted
George Carico, West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University
Description: Schools were historically placed in strategic and visible locations in communities. As populations shifted, consolidation increased, and many schools were abandoned or sold. Almost Every community has a former school that is currently underutilized. Come learn how community leaders have approached the abandoned schools in their areas.
Textbooks New Life for Abandoned Schools – Jennifer Steele
Textbooks New Life for Abandoned Schools – Pete Hobbs
Textbooks New Life for Abandoned Schools – Reggie Jones
Textbooks New Life for Abandoned Schools – Anthony Szabo