Ashton Creek school sold

Ashton Creek’s former elementary school is now in private hands.

The North Okanagan-Shuswap School District has sold the former Ashton Creek Elementary site to Ashton Creek Christian Fellowship.

“They’ve been using it for 30 years for their services and no one else put in any other offers to purchase the property,” said Chris Coers, school trustee.

The school was closed in 2012 because of low enrolment and Ashton Creek children now attend classes in Enderby.

Coers says the school board welcomed a purchase agreement with Ashton Creek Christian Fellowship.

“They have all kinds of programs that serve the community,” she said.

The school playground has been dismantled and removed from the site.

“It has been relocated to the Riverside Community Hall because it was fundraised for by parents and was a community project,” said Coers.

The purchase price for the school was $210,000.

“The money will help to fund other capital improvements,” said Sterling Olson, district secretary-treasurer.

Among the projects the funding will go towards are a new school board office and improvements to Carlin Elementary and Len Wood Middle School.

— with files from Chelsea Grainger, Black Press


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