GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (GRPS) — The Grand Rapids Board of Education is inviting the public to weigh in as it considers next steps for the former Kensington School building.

The school building is located at 1031 Kensington Ave. SW in Grand Rapids and has been unused for several years.

GRPS collected proposals from those who may wish to develop the site and brought those proposals forward so the public could weigh in at a meeting on April 12.

At the regular Board of Education meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1 the Board will consider the proposals and GRPS staff will make a recommendation on what should happen with the site. The meeting will be held at the district administration building at 1331 Martin Luther King, Jr. Street SE in Grand Rapids.

There will also be an opportunity for the public to comment on the topic. Since the matter is on the agenda, the public will be welcomed to address this topic during the first public comment portion of the meeting. The public can also address any topic during public comment at the end of the meeting.

The discussion about the Kensington property will be held as part of the “Facilities Master Plan Update” listed on Monday’s agenda.

The public is also invited to weigh in during public comment during the Board of Education Work Session meeting on Monday, May 8 at 5:30 p.m. and at the regular Board meeting on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting on May 15 will be held at Southwest Middle High School - Academia Bilingüe located at 327 Rumsey St SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.