You paid for it, so why not go see it? Thursday, the Minneapolis Public Schools are throwing open the doors to their new headquarters, the John B. Davis Education and Service Center, located at 1250 W. Broadway in Minneapolis.
Light refreshments will be available as you tour the hallways and offices—and look for the school board's new meeting room—accompanied by student musicians from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. You'll also get to meet Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson, Minneapolis Board of Education Chair Alberto Monserrate, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, David Mortenson, president of builder M.A. Mortenson Company, and Bishop Richard D. Howell Jr., overseer of Shiloh Temple, the new building's accross-the-street neighbor.
The headquarters also gives a home to the district’s adult basic education classes, a welcome center for families enrolling their children, and testing facilities for kindergarten students and students receiving English language-learner services.
“This site will be a community asset and a catalyst for growth, economic development and stability on West Broadway,” said Johnson in a written statement sent to reporters. “We are pleased to build relationships with our new neighbors.”