THE future of the vacant Parkwood Secondary College site remains unclear.
The Department of Education said it was unsure whether the site would be used as an educational facility or for other purposes in the coming years.
The Ringwood North site now houses empty classrooms after the school closed its doors at the end of 2012.
A spokesman for the Department of Education said the department was weighing up its options.
"It will conduct an assessment process to determine if the site is needed for future educational purposes," he said.
There was no indication as to when this assessment would take place. And it was not known whether the site would be used for purposes other than education.
The future of the site — if it does not remain an educational facility — brings into question whether schools in Maroondah can continue to accommodate local students.
The Weekly reported in November that two local schools, Norwood and Ringwood secondary colleges, were either at or past their enrolment capacity for the 2013 school year.
Parkwood confirmed in September last year that it would close its doors permanently at the end of 2012.
Low enrolments were blamed for the decision.