Community group buys Mirror School

A buyer has been found for Mirror School. Wolf Creek Public Schools announced that the Mirror and District Development Association has come forward with a bid of $25,000 for the school and a small outlying building on site.

A buyer has been found for Mirror School.

Wolf Creek Public Schools announced that the Mirror and District Development Association has come forward with a bid of $25,000 for the school and a small outlying building on site. The Wolf Creek Public Schools board approved the sale at a recent meeting, but it will still need to be approved through Alberta Education before it goes through.

Wolf Creek superintendent Larry Jacobs said the association is made up of citizens who hope to offer community classes on topics like computers and yoga, continue a pre-school in the outlying building and have access to the school’s gymnasium for community activities.

“The board decided that was a perfect opportunity for the community to grow and develop,” Jacobs said.

“When we talked to the stakeholders way back when, I mentioned to them that sometimes school boards are very supportive of what is happening in the community and they realize closing the school has a tremendous impact so they’re very eager to assist the community to grow and develop.”

Jacobs said the board hasn’t decided what will be done with the money from the sale. It could go into general revenue or be used for a special project.

The school closed at the end of June after dropping student numbers caused the board to vote to close it.

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