End of an Era — Former students, current families, school district members and others in the community turned out on June 29 to say farewell to Windsor Creek Elementary School. The school site, originally constructed in 1951, is being shuttered as district enrollment decreases and the facility needs more and more costly maintenance. The school was designed by Clarence Feliciano and cost $200,000 to build. The closure will save the district about $500,000 a year. Attendees at the farewell fête perused printouts of yearbook photos stretching back  almost 60 years and newspapers articles on the construction of the school in the Healdsburg Tribune, the newspaper of record at the time. Current Principal Julie Stearn was on hand to say goodbye to current and former students alike. For the 2019-20 school year, second graders will remain at Mattie Washburn Elementary, and third graders will be moved to Brooks Elementary.

Photos Heather Bailey

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