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Feedback opportunity on the repurposed site’s future plans

Feedback opportunity on the repurposed site’s future plans

As previously shared, Crest View Elementary School is being repurposed as part of the Building a Better Future plan. This means the building will transition from an elementary school to an educational site serving pre-kindergarten grades, enrichment and community-based programming needs. During this transition, our Crest View families and staff will be fully supported, and the school and its history celebrated and recognized. 

Work has begun to further define the repurposed site’s future plans. The pre-kindergarten grades component is set to provide an innovative heritage learning model focused on cultural immersion centering Indigenous, Hmong, East/West African and Spanish. At this time our district has also committed to offering a community-access clinic in collaboration with Park Nicollet and an American Indian Cultural Center alongside a native language revitalization program. Space still exists to offer more opportunities in addition to these needs and commitments. 

Community involvement matters: Our goal for the repurposed site is for it to be reflective of the hopes and dreams of our community. Please share your thoughts/ideas on how to best utilize the additional space via this anonymous ThoughtExchange. The process can be completed in as little as two minutes.

Construction timeline: The feedback you share will help the programming team with final recommendations to provide to the designers and architects. Construction is tentatively set to start summer 2025 with the newly repurposed site tentatively set to open fall 2026. 

Stay tuned: The board will be discussing these next steps at the May 7 and 21 meetings. Community members are welcome to share comments at the May 21 meeting. Detailed information will continue to be shared via (improvements to site) and (transition plans for Crest View families and staff).