GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (GRPS) – The community is invited to attend an event to learn more about plans for Sigsbee School, one of the first renovation projects funded by the $305 million bond passed by voters in November.

The community input session will be Monday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at Sigsbee School, 1250 Sigsbee Street SE.

Renovations are scheduled to start this summer on a proposed $7 million project to prepare the school to be the new home of Southeast Career Pathways. Scholars are expected to start at the renovated Sigsbee building in August 2025. Southeast Career Pathways is currently located on Jefferson Avenue SE.

Sigsbee School opened as an elementary school in 1975. Since the elementary school closed, the site has been used to house GRPS staff and was leased by a preschool operator.

Planned renovations include expanding windows, creating a safe and secure entrance, upgrading HVAC systems, upgrading building finishes and lighting, kitchen upgrades, masonry restoration, replacing building furnishings, and parking lot repairs. The recently renovated playground will remain in place.

During the community input session, there will be opportunities to learn more about planned renovations and provide feedback. Interpretation services will be provided.