Buildings on the old Oologah east campus are coming down.
Superintendent Rob Armstrong and assistant superintendent Jerry Rutledge updated school board members on the demolition Monday night.
Local contractor Roy Jenkins is tearing down old school rooms, offices and the old gym on the campus in east Oologah. The campus housed the entire school district until the new campus was built in 1964. Armstrong said the condition of the building made it a liability.
“Weather permitting, he should have all the debris cleared by the end of the week. Mr. Jenkins is doing a really nice job,” Armstrong said.
People have been coming to the east campus to collect memorabilia from the old school. One of the more popular items seems to be pieces from the old gym floor.
“People are salvaging some pieces,” Armstrong said. “They’re stopping by and saying ‘my mom or my dad went to school here’ and they want to take a little something.”
Armstrong said there will still be some landscaping to be done once the demolition is finished. The old ball fields are being left intact.
There are currently no plans to sell the property. Armstrong said it will up to the board to decide whether to surplus the property or keep it.