Bricks from Thompson Elementary School will be available to the public starting Wednesday, April 17. A limited number of bricks will be in a pile outside the construction fence, first come, first served.
Demolition of the school, 4949 Marion Ave., begins next week. It has been vacant since the end of the 2017-18 school year.
The Rockford School Board approved plans – based on community feedback – to tear down the school and transfer the vacant land to the Rockford Park District. Students living in the Thompson attendance zone now attend the new Cherry Valley Elementary School, which opened in August 2018.