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

Building Our Future Facilities Process 2020 Update

In lieu of the in-person Community Listening Sessions that were scheduled for this spring, we have created a presentation to explain the participatory process being used for each design in our Facilities Planning Process that will be phased in through 2025. 

We value your feedback greatly and would like to take the time to gather additional information that might be useful as we move into design. Please share your thoughts and ask any questions you may have in this survey.

Complete information can be found in the following formats:

A long form version of the video, which walks through each slide, can be found here.

screenshot of construction sign for elementary school

The Elementary School Naming Committee will gather for their first meeting this week. Throughout the three-meeting process that will take place this fall, the Task Force will identify and recommend a name for the new elementary school in Hugo, which will open in the Fall of 2022. Name recommendations from the public will be accepted using this form through Oct. 13. At the conclusion of the Task Force’s process, the School Naming Task Force will make a recommendation to the School Board.

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.

photos of adults at construction sites

Principals, Board liaisons, district leaders and construction partners gathered recently to celebrate groundbreakings at construction sites currently underway throughout the district. 

The projects include an additional gymnasium at the current South Campus; additions at Lincoln, Matoska International, Vadnais Heights and Willow Lane Elementary Schools; and a brand new Transportation Building.