Our projected enrollment growth and our visionary Strategic Plan underscore the need for a comprehensive facilities review and planning process that is being kicked off this fall and will continue throughout the year. The district worked last summer with a demographer to project our enrollment trends and with a design and engineering firm to collect data about our facilities. Next steps include community involvement, with engagement efforts taking place in order to collect input from the community at large.
A facility planning committee is being formed and will be comprised of a trio of teams focused on the areas of learning spaces, community spaces, and physical conditions.
Facility Planning Committee Membership
The Facility Planning Committee was formed with an application process in September to study the White Bear Lake Area Schools' facilities and develop a comprehensive, long-range Facilities Master Plan for recommendation to the School Board. The facilities study and resulting recommendation will be based on capacity, current enrollment, projected enrollment, educational needs of the School District, alignment with the District's Strategic Vision, community recreation, special programs, school security, and financial stewardship.
The complete District Facility Planning Committee Charge Statement can be found here.