The White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation hosted a fundraising breakfast in the White Bear Lake Area High School Union area. After enjoying a breakfast together and hearing district staff members describe ways the Foundation’s support has impacted various district programs and classrooms, attendees enjoyed tours of the completed portions of the building.
Building Our Future
White Bear Lake Area Schools Facilities Process
On November 5, 2019, White Bear Lake Area School District voters approved a $326 million building bond request to address building needs across the district by a margin of 57.4% yes to 42.6% (unofficial results: 8,536 yes votes, 6,336 no votes). The bond funding will be used to:
- address projected enrollment growth throughout the district;
- provide safe, secure and healthy learning environments for all students through investments in our aging facilities and infrastructure;
- increase opportunities for students by creating a single unified grades 9-12 high school;
- and create flexibly-designed learning spaces to support student-centered instruction
A Building Our Future Update 2023 video was recently created and shared out to the community. This fourth annual update video provides an overview of progress that has been made across the district since the comprehensive facilities review and planning work began in 2018 and the community supported the Building Our Future Bond Referendum in 2019.
District leaders accompanied a team from Wold Architects and Engineers, the firm that designed the majority of the district’s construction projects made possible by the community’s support of the 2019 bond referendum, to present at the EDspaces “Designing the Future of Education” national conference. The annual event is described as the place where leaders and innovators unite to drive the future of learning environments, where technology, space and pedagogy converge.
At the October 23, 2023 School Board Work Session, representatives from Wold Architects and Kraus-Anderson provided an update on the district-wide Building Our Future Referendum projects.
The Field House indoor walking track is open for free walking from 6-9 p.m. every Monday through Thursday at the current White Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus (5040 Bald Eagle Avenue in White Bear Lake).
As the 2023-24 school year has begun, traffic at White Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus has settled into a regular pattern at the Bald Eagle Avenue side of the building, which is serving as the current main entrance with construction happening on the Division Avenue side of the building.