Southern Plains Education Cooperative Facility Updates
May 2019 Update:
The building is proceeding well. Although timelines are very tight, we will be able to start with students in the renovated portion of the building at the start of the 2019-20 school year. The addition will not be ready until October. The Southern Plains Cooperative offices will move in sometime in late October. There will also be additional rearranging withing the building after the addition is ready.
A huge thank you to the many contractors that have done a great job under difficult working conditions. We are excited for appropriate learning environments for our students that deserve it!
July 2018 Update:
All five remaining districts have approved the revised agreements. This means that we have approval to move forward with acquiring, renovating, and inhabiting the former Lincoln School Building in Fairmont as the new home for Southern Plains Education Cooperative's Programs, PAES Lab, and administrative offices.
Thank you to the Southern Plains member district school boards for their support of Southern Plains facilities.
On July 26, 2018, the Certificates of Participation were sold allowing for financing of the facilities.
June 2018 Update:
Five of the member districts approved the agreements; however, Truman did not feel that they could proceed due to their financial status. On June 6, 2018, Truman Public Schools withdrew from Southern Plains Education Cooperative effective 7/1/2019 in order to allow the remaining districts to move forward with the facilities. The remaining five districts will need to approved the amended documents (these are at the right).
For the past 7 years or so, the Southern Plains board has been discussing multiple options related to facilities for the Southern Plains Alternative Programs. The facilities committee has shared a recommendation to purchase the Lincoln School Building in Fairmont, renovate the building, and add on in order to accommodate all programs.
The facilities would house:
The facilities committee is comprised of:
- Jesse Haugh
- Wendi Russenberger
- Bryan Nowicki
- Sarah Mittelstadt, Director
Questions and concerns should be directed toward Dr. Mittelstadt at 507-238-1472 or firstname.lastname@example.org