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Input needed on aging Sioux Falls schools, Spanish program

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You're invited to give your opinion Monday night about what should happen to two aging Sioux Falls elementary schools and one school that's dealing with small classrooms.

Those schools are Longfellow, Mark Twain and Jefferson Elementary Schools.

Longfellow is the oldest school, built in 1916. The school district hired an architectural firm. That firm found it will cost more than $4.1 million to renovate Longfellow.

Mark Twain was built in 1920 and it will also cost more than $4 million to renovate. School board members need to figure out the long term plans for these schools.

School members are also taking your input on Jefferson Elementary School. The classroom sizes are smaller than the district standards. Jefferson classrooms are between 660 to 700 square feet. The district standards are 900 square feet. The school population here is expected to decline.

Lastly, school board members also need to look at the long-term solution for the Spanish Immersion Program.

A meeting will be held Monday night at 7 p.m. A second meeting will be held on September 24th. Both will be held at the Instructional Planning Center on East 38th Street in Sioux Falls. If you want to give input you can just show up.

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