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Work continues on SMEC’s $4.1 million education center project

Work is continuing on the Southern Minnesota Education Consortium, or SMEC’s $4.1 million education center project near the intersection of Highway 56 and I-90 just east of Austin.  The project will help continue to address the needs of students with special needs within the 7-district consortium, which includes Grand Meadow, LeRoy/Ostrander, Lyle, Kingsland, Southland, Glenville/Emmons and Alden Conger.  Dan Armagost, the Special Education Director for the consortium spoke with John Wright on “Wright Here, Right Now” on KAUS and gave an update as to where the construction of the facility currently stands…


Armagost went on to state that the new facility will help the consortium address the needs of Level 4 program students, and it will also be the new home of the consortium’s Alternative Learning Center in a very centralized location…

The new 13,000 square foot building will fit approximately 18 Level 4 program students and between 40-50 alternative learning center students.  SMEC applied for a conditional use permit for the construction of the facility in late October of 2018, and that permit was approved by the Mower County Board of Commissioners in early December.  Construction of the new facility started in April.

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