Demolition is well underway on Clear Lake Middle School, ultimately clearing the way for a new use for the site which was the one time home to the “Cougars.”
The school, which opened in 1958, closed at the end of the 2009-10 school year at the same time Ranum High School was converted to a middle school and Westminster High School was opened. The building has been unoccupied since then, as administrators considered the best use and possible sale of the site.
Earlier this year, because of growing concerns about the potential liabilities of vacant buildings in the District, the Board of Education authorized funds for the demolition of both Clear Lake Middle School and Baker Elementary. Abatement efforts continue at the Baker site.
It’s estimated that work on the Clear Lake site will be completed in mid-December and the site will then be seeded to minimize soil erosion. Discussions continue about future uses for the site and the Insider will keep you posted when any decisions are made.