I decided to do a little check to see the fait of the school with the gypsum plant closing this month. It doesnt look good at all. Centre camp proceeds will be going where now?
Gerlach-Empire is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washoe County, Nevada, United States. The combined population was 499 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Reno â€œSparks Metropolitan Statistical Area. Most of the population live in the two tiny settlements of Gerlach and Empire; the rest live on outlying rural ranching properties.
In December 2010 the Gypsum Plant in Empire announced that it will be closing its doors on January 31, 2011. Residents with children will be allowed to continue inhabiting their houses through June 20, the end of the school year. After that date, Empire will be a ghost town, inhabited only by sage and the occasional coyote. Roughly 95 full time jobs are being eliminated. The future of the Gerlach K-12 School is unknown, as it is estimated that after the Gypsum plant closes only 7-15 children will remain in Gerlach.