Tri-County News

EV-W District to use former bank for Community Ed childcareFree Access



This building on State Street was formerly the State Bank in Eden Valley (and Farmers & Merchants Bank after that). The EV-W school board some months ago accepted the donation of this building to the District. At their March 13 meeting, they designated the building to be used for EV-W Community Education childcare. Staff photo by Anton Matua.

The EV-W school board has deliberated for months about the building that formerly housed the State Bank in Eden Valley (then Farmers & Merchants Bank before they built a new building at the corner of Highways 15 and 22). The bank offered to donate the building to the school district, and the district eventually accepted the donation knowing how much work would need to be done on it to change the building’s purpose. 

The District’s Lil’ Eagles childcare program is currently housed in the former Fire Department building, next to city hall. The program is outgrowing the space and what it offers.

The board hopes to be able to utilize volunteer labor by many of the talented tradespeople in the district to renovate the former bank building on State Street, both to bring it up to code, and to tailor the space for childcare.

The board again reviewed expenses and revenue at its March 13 meeting, and designated the State Street building to be used for EV-W Community Education childcare.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *