Wednesday, November 10, 2010
News Release - ISD 2142 receives Conditional Use Permit from St. Louis County Planning Commission regarding the New North School
For additional information, contact Superintendent Charles Rick at 218/749-8130, ext. 1104
ISD 2142 receives Conditional Use Permit from St. Louis County
Planning Commission regarding the New North School
Virginia, Minn. (November 10, 2010) – Independent School District 2142 has received another important approval in the process of building a New North School in Field Township. The St. Louis County Planning Commission today voted 7-1 to grant a Conditional Use Permit. In October, the Planning Commission had also voted 7-1 to not require preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the project.
“Today’s vote brings us one step closer to providing the students and families of the St. Louis County School District with the modern benefits of a new school on Olson Road,” said Charles Rick, superintendent of ISD 2142. “We thank the Planning Commission for its continued diligence in ensuring the school will not only be great for education, but for the environment as well.”
Rick said the district will in the near future request a variance from the St. Louis County Board of Adjustment regarding lot coverage. The date for that action is yet to be determined.
Additional information about ISD #2142, including site plans for the new schools, can be found at the district’s new website related to its strategic facilities plan:www.choose2142schools.com.
Independent School District 2142 is Minnesota’s largest school district geographically, encompassing just over 4,000 square miles of the St. Louis County. It currently serves more than 1,900 students at seven K-12 school buildings located at Orr, Cook, Tower-Soudan, Babbitt-Embarrass, Cherry, Cotton, and AlBrook. ISD 2142 employs nearly 400 teachers and support staff who make it their mission to offer every child the personal attention they need to realize their individual goals.