Ypsilanti Community Schools has several buildings it isn't using, and the district is considering its options on what to do with them.
Superintendent Scott Menzel says a lot depends on enrollment.
"We know that 3,000 students for Schools of Choice made other options in prior years," Menzel said. "Our hope is that we truly become a first choice for exceptional cradle to career education and that perhaps some of these buildings will be brought back on line."
Menzel says buildings that have been closed for a few years need to be brought up to code if they're going to be re-opened, so that's a factor.
Some buildings, like Thurston and Kettering Elementary Schools, are in such bad shape it may be more cost effective to tear them down.
— Bob Eccles is the Ypsilanti beat reporter, and host of All Things Considered for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org. @BobEcclesWEMU on twitter