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GRPS to hold public meeting to present plans for former Sigsbee School

Rendering of Southeast Careers Pathway
Courtesy of Pure Architects
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Rendering of Southeast Careers Pathway

Representatives from Pure Architects will let the public review renderings for the new Southeast Careers Pathway

Renovation of Sigsbee School, which opened in 1975, is expected to begin this fall, transforming the former elementary school on Grand Rapids southeast side into the new Southeast Careers Pathways.

Since Sigsbee School closed in 2004, it has housed Grand Rapids Public School staff and was leased by a preschool operator. The project is expected to cost $7 million and will be one of the first major renovation projects funded by the $305 million bond passed by voters last November.

Updates to the building include expanding windows, a safe and secure entrance, kitchen upgrades, masonry restoration, parking lot repairs, upgrading heating and air conditioning units as well as building finishes and lighting, and replacing building furnishings.

The public information session will take place at Sigsbee School on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from Pure Architects will be there to present renderings and additional project details.

Students are expected to start at the new Southeast Careers Pathways in August 2025.

Dave joined WGVU Public Media in November of 2023 after eighteen years as a Michigan Association of Broadcasters Emmy-nominated photojournalist and editor at Grand Rapids' WOOD TV8 and three years at WEYI TV25 in Flint, Michigan. As a General Assignment Reporter, Dave covers daily news and community events all over West Michigan.
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