ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There are currently 36 schools in the St. Louis Public School District sitting empty, and next month that number could go up.
No one, including superintendent Kelvin Adams, is saying which schools might be considered for closing, but the item appears on the agenda for the next board meeting.
Superintendent Adams is expected to make the recommendations to the special administrative board, which operates the district.
Usually schools are closed because of declining enrollment.
Some former schools have been sold and re-opened as apartments or service agencies.
The former Carr School was sold, but is unoccupied and crumbling more than a decade after its sale.
Katherine Wessling, president of the elected school board, which has no power right now, hopes no more schools will be shuttered.
Of the 36 schools that are empty, 13 are for sale.