School Board President Mark Grosso put the proposal out for all to see Monday night.
A School District 304 task force recommended demolishing the Coultrap building that was Geneva's high school in 1923. Since that time, it has served as a junior high school, a middle school, an elementary school and is now the place where the School Board holds its public meetings.
Two of the task force members—Grosso and School Board member Tim Moran—acknowledged the emotional and sentimental reasons people likely would have for keeping the building intact.
"The sentimental issues are not to be minimized," Moran said. "But the fact remains that it’s a dinosaur, it’s in poor shape, and I don’t think it’s prudent to renovate a portion of this building."
Considering the uproar that followed the proposed demolition of the Pure Oil building on West State Street, it's easy to see how the demolition of Coultrap, with its long history in Geneva, might generate a similar response.
What's your opinion? Should the building be torn down or preserved?