Grand Island Central Catholic moving forward with elementary school plans

Grand Island Central Catholic School are only a week away from finding out the results of a financial feasibility study for an elementary school.
Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 8:47 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - Grand Island Central Catholic Schools are only a week away from finding out the results of a financial feasibility study to see if there’s a chance of adding on an elementary school.

GICC has been working with Steier Group since January to ask people if they would be interested in financially supporting the elementary school project.

Principal Jordan Engle told Local4 News, from what he had heard about the study results, things are looking “really promising.”

“There’s been a lot of work that’s gone into all of that, a lot of planning,” Engle said. “We have blueprints and renderings, I mean, we’ve really got to a point now where we know what we want to do, we know how we’re going to do it, it’s just a matter of making sure that it’s the direction we’re going to go.”

Three years ago, GICC published a community opinion survey where they asked the public how they’d feel about the school system adding on an elementary school. 90% of their responses were positive.

Principal Engle, the bishop of Grand Island, the GICC school board, the GICC foundation, and pastors plan to meet for a final time next Thursday to discuss the findings of this survey.

With the expectation of finding out some positive results from the study, Principal Engle said he will then get together with the pastors and the GI bishop to make a final decision on whether or not GICC will be seeing an elementary school join its system in the near future.

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