New step toward revival of State Line school

State Line school in Greene County might come back after being closed for nearly two decades.

Supporters of the school and State Line town officials are planning to ask Greene County School Board members to release the school to the town.

The school was closed back in 1989 because of high levels of asbestos inside the building, and the students have since been bused to Leakesville.  The asbestos was cleaned out months after being found, but the school was never reopened.

Recently the school board members gave supporters of State Line school permission to make the school a historical landmark and to renovate the facility. But they didn't give them permission to reopen the school.

The next school board meeting will be held on June 11.