Former Greene Elementary School students say goodbye to old building

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CORTLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Former students at Greene Elementary School in the Maplewood School District said goodbye to their former classrooms on Saturday.

More than 70 years of students called the building home over the years. Now, it is set to be torn down next month.

Students moved to the K-8 building in Johnston and the high school building in Mecca. The superintendant said the small building made a large impact on people’s lives, and they were especially fond of the old gymnasium. 

“They used to play high school games there and they said that when they’d get ready for tournaments, they’d go to bigger schools because the gyms were larger and they’d be gassed. They’d be exhausted because they weren’t running up and down a big floor like that,” said superintendant Perry Nicholas.

The Maplewood school board is paying $154,000 to tear down the old building. 

Work starts next month. Bricks from the old school may be available during the demolition process. 

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