Bibb school system looking at options for old Miller High

The Bibb County school board planned to list the old Miller High School for girls as surplus property Thursday, but the board pulled the item from its agenda.

Gary Bechtel, school board president, said in recent times there has been a lot of community interest from different foundations wanting the property revitalized.

The school system wants to ensure that happens.

School officials want to sell it with restrictions to keep the old school from being torn down after it’s sold, Bechtel said.“We want to maintain the historical nature,” he said.

The system, he said, is outdated for today’s classroom needs, is deteriorating and has a pigeon infestation.

But he said Miller and Central alumni, as well as the encompassing neighborhoods, would like to see the school one day maintained.

During a portion of the board meeting when visitors can address the board, Charles Scott, executive director of Romacaso Corp., a nonprofit he runs out of his home, said he wants to acquire the property to house homeless veterans.