District challenges and proposals
As a result of rising enrollment and stressed capacity, Mounds View Public Schools currently experiences these challenges:
• Students often collaborate on the floors in hallways and squeeze into conference rooms because of a lack of classroom space.
• Many classrooms are undersized for optimal personalized learning.
• Students are crowded into cafeterias.
• Students lose access to the gyms when large group assembly spaces are needed for concerts, plays or assemblies.
• Music lessons and rehearsals frequently occur in the hallways, stairwells, cafeterias, entrances or lobbies.
• Drop-off and pick-up locations for parents and buses create congested areas and limit safe walking paths to and from the buildings.
• Several school entrances do not provide a smooth and safe flow of students and visitors.
If voters approve the bond on Election Day, November 7, Mounds View Public Schools will receive the following improvements:
• More than 40 additional, larger classrooms allowing schools to operate at 85 – 90 percent of their capacity.
• Additional flexible learning spaces allowing students and teachers to collaborate more closely in spaces designed for personalized learning.
• Expanded cafeterias providing needed relief for students during meal times and allowing for additional scheduling options.
• Additional gymnasium spaces allowing for flexible use.
• Additional spaces for non-academic club/activity purposes maximizing facility use before, during and after the school day.
• Additional spaces allowing specialists to use their instructional time more efficiently.
• Expanded music spaces giving students the proper environment for music instruction.
• Improved entrances and pathways to schools enhancing safety and security for parents, students and staff.
• Updated HVAC systems improving the buildings’ mechanical efficiencies.
What does this mean for your school?
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