Voters in the White Bear Lake Area School District approved a $326 million building bond request to address building needs across the district by a margin of 57.4% yes to 42.6% no (unofficial results: 8,536 yes votes, 6,336 no votes).
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
Building Our Future Facilities Process 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.
Community organizations have formally endorsed the bond referendum, including the White Bear Lake Economic Development Corporation, Hugo City Council, Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation and White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce.
At its September 23 Board meeting, the White Bear Lake Area School Board unanimously passed a resolution confirming that the district will not use eminent domain for additional land around the current White Bear Lake Area High School - North Campus if the November 5 referendum is approved by voters
At its August 12 regular meeting, the White Bear Lake Area School Board approved two purchase agreements for land in Hugo that recently became available.
At its July 15 regular meeting, the White Bear Lake Area School Board unanimously voted in favor of placing a bond referendum question to address building needs across the district on the November ballot.
At its June 27 work-study meeting, the White Bear Lake Area School Board discussed the recommendation for a November 5, 2019 bond referendum to address building needs across the district.