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

"If I Built a School" video

Process

Project Updates

2021 Update

2020 Update

group of adults at construction site

District leaders took part in a groundbreaking ceremony at Otter Lake Elementary to celebrate additions happening at the school. The project is part of the district-wide comprehensive facilities plan which was made possible through the community’s support of the 2019 bond referendum.

adults lined up with shovels at groundbreaking ceremonies

Groundbreaking ceremonies took place in mid-December to celebrate additions happening at two of our elementary schools - Birch Lake and Lakeaires Elementary. The projects, part of the district-wide comprehensive facilities plan, are made possible through the community’s support of the 2019 bond referendum.

construction equipment and Thank You sign

White Bear Lake Area Schools leaders, city leaders and project managers celebrated two groundbreakings as the construction projects at WBLAHS - North Campus and WBLAHS - South Campuses move forward.