By Sal LaFata
Meridian Times staff writer
Last year, the hot topic with the Okemos Public School Board was whether to close two schools; this year it was what to do with said schools. This topic was debated during the Okemos Board of Education meeting in the Community Conference room in the Administration Center at Central Elementary School on Monday, Jan 24. After closing both Edgewood Elementary and Wardcliff Elementary schools due to economic problems, The Facility Use Committee was formed to decide how to use these buildings and vacant land. This committee was composed of people ranging from parents, to college professors, to Federal Government workers. The group worked together and debated many topics that are relevant to the district right now, the biggest of which was what to do with the former elementary schools.