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.
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
The district’s plan for changed attendance boundaries was approved at the Feb. 14, 2022 Regular School Board Meeting.
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.
At the December 13, 2021 Regular Meeting, the White Bear Lake Area School Board approved the name North Star Elementary for the new elementary school in Hugo.
Lincoln Elementary's newly-constructed gymnasium was highlighted in the Oct. 8, 2021 weekly video.
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.