Sanborn Elementary School held a ribbon cutting today at 5:15pm because of the new renovations to the building. The school, located off of US–23 in Ossineke, is continuing work from their Safe, Warm and Dry Bond which was approved in March of 2020. The building will receive upgrades to things like plumbing, sidewalks, and extended parking. The Alpena Public Schools board met shortly after in the gym.
The agenda for the meeting included the school thanking the board for its approval. It led into some tense response from members of the community in regards to the consideration of a space in Alpena High School for the Alpena High Health Center, which was later approved. Other items on the agenda included approval of an electric vehicle kit for the CTE center, as well as a grant for district wide roof safety. Superintendent David Rabbideau spoke about the meeting.
“The Alcona Health Center in the high school was the biggest item on there, it’ll provide a great service for our students and our community, and I believe it’ll be a positive for the district,” he said. The next board meeting will take place on November 28 at 5:30 pm in the Hinks Elementary gym.