Determining the future of SES land
Last updated 1/19/2022 at Noon
With the Sisters School District soon starting construction on a new elementary school, a common question in the community is: “What will become of the current school building?” The building is located at the corner of Highway 20 and North Locust Street.
The Sisters School District has asked Citizens4Community (C4C), a nonprofit working for greater civility, collaboration, and civic engagement in Sisters Country, to conduct an outreach project with the community. The goal of this project is to get public input leading to the best use of the current elementary school building and surrounding property.
Several times over the past decade, a community center has been identified as a need by your Sisters Country neighbors— most recently in the Sisters Country Vision process conducted in 2018-19. What’s unclear is exactly what should be included in a Sisters Community Center and are there other uses of the school site that should be considered.
C4C has created a survey that will generate ideas from the public and help indicate the viability of these and previously submitted ideas. The survey will be open January 17-February 28. Building tours will be offered the first week of February — watch The Nugget announcements.
Ultimately, the final decision regarding the future of the site will lie with the School Board elected by this community.
C4C is asking all community members to participate in this survey and help uncover the best future use of the current elementary school property. Find both English and Spanish language survey links at Citizens4Community.com/elementary-school-outreach.