Building Our Future

White Bear Lake Area Schools Facilities Process

Project Updates

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

Process

2021 Update

2020 Update

rendering of building

Name recommendations are currently being accepted for consideration related to Sunrise Park Middle School, which will close its doors on Cedar Avenue and be relocated to the McKnight Road site that was once home to Mariner High School and is currently home to WBLAHS - South Campus. Recommendations will be accepted through Nov. 28, 2022. Find additional information and the submission form here.

White Bear Lake Area School District - ISD 624 Logo

A Middle School Naming Committee is being formed related to Sunrise Park Middle School closing its doors on Cedar Avenue and relocating to the McKnight Road site currently housing WBLAHS - South Campus. Complete information, including committee meeting details, is available on the committee sign-up form.

Groundbreaking at Oneka Elementary

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

open house invitation

A community-wide open house to celebrate the opening of the White Bear Lake Area School District's new elementary school, North Star Elementary, will take place from 3-6 p.m. on Thursday, August 25.

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.