Old high school may be demolished
December 30, 2010 by WLKM
Members of the Constantine Board of Education are in the preliminary stages of planning the demolition of the old Constantine High School.
The Canaris Street landmark has been vacant for a number of years and a panel comprised of the district’s Facility Committee recently put together a list detailing the process.
Superintendent Chuck Frisbie said the building is in need of numerous, costly upgrades to bring it up to code. Those expenses, he said, are too cost prohibitive for it to be converted into a residential development and the district has no use for it, Frisbie added.
Asbestos removal could cost more than $20,000 alone, Frisbie said.
District officials are expected to continue looking at the demolition option when they meet again in January. Frisbie said scrap metal and other salvageable materials could generate money for the district. In addition, an auction of building materials – such as cabinets, doors and windows, as well as classroom items – also is being contemplated, Frisbie said.