Sibley East facility meetings kick off September 21


Public meetings about Sibley East’s facility concerns will kick off Tuesday.

The first public meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Arlington campus.

The second meeting will be Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Gaylord campus.

A third meeting is planned Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Green Isle Community School cafeteria.

Superintendent Stephen Jones encourages district residents to attend one of the meetings at any of the three locations.

Three options for addressing Sibley East’s facility concerns will be presented. They are to make corrections only at all existing buildings, to correct deficiencies and space needs at all existing buildings and maintain existing grade alignment, and to construct a new preschool through Grade 12 building on a new site.

Cost estimates for each of the three options will be presented. Other information that will be provided will include the financial impact from Ehlers, the district’s financial advisor; architectural information from Smiley Glotter Nyberg Architects of Minneapolis; enrollment information and projections; and operating cost comparisons between the current schools, remodeled schools and a new school.