Facilities Planning

Our projected enrollment growth and our visionary Strategic Plan underscore the need for a comprehensive facilities review and planning process that kicked off in the fall of 2018 and continued throughout the  2018-19 school year.


Comprehensive Facilities Plan FAQs

Bond Referendum News

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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). 

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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.

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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

Presentations to the School Board


Facilities Planning Process

The district worked last summer with a demographer to project our enrollment trends and with a design and engineering firm to collect data about our facilities. Next steps included community involvement, with engagement efforts taking place in order to collect input from the community at large. 

A Facility Planning Committee comprised of a trio of teams focused on the areas of learning spaces, community spaces, and physical conditions.  

Facilities Planning Committee Membership

The Facility Planning Committee was formed with an application process in September of 2018 to study the White Bear Lake Area Schools' facilities and develop a comprehensive, long-range Facilities Master Plan for recommendation to the School Board. The facilities study and resulting recommendation was based on capacity, current enrollment, projected enrollment, educational needs of the School District, alignment with the District's Strategic Vision, community recreation, special programs, school security, and financial stewardship. 

View the complete District Facility Planning Committee Charge Statement.

Facility Planning Committee Meeting #3 Materials

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Facility Planning Committee Meeting #5 Materials

Facility Planning Committee Meeting #6 Materials

Solutions Sub-committee Meeting Materials