In response to increasing enrollment, the School Board established a 39-member facilities task force to provide feedback on Mounds View Public Schools facilities. Meeting monthly during 2016-17, the group of residents and parents, supported by staff and administration, compared current facility and program needs to the realities of a growing student body. Reviewing data, reports and studies, the task force and administration reported its finding and recommendations to the School Board.
In spring 2017, the Board agreed with the task force’s recommendations, and in summer 2017 the Board proposed a $165 million bond referendum to address prioritized needs at all schools. On Election Day 2017, voters approved the bond request with 73 percent support of all voters.
Like most construction projects of this size, the District is taking a multi-year, phased approach to improvements.
When the design phase begins for a school, stakeholder teams at each building will collaborate with the architects to develop the best design for each school. The teams will seek feedback from the community, and the architects will welcome ideas and input from anyone who’d like to contribute. The school principal for each building will be the main point of communication for stakeholders. Anyone interested in providing input should work with their school principal.
The construction phase for all projects will take approximately three years to complete. Work will begin in summer 2018, but most schools will see construction start during the 2018-2019 school year and into summer 2019. The larger projects will take multiple years to complete. More specific information on construction schedules will be available as the final designs are developed.
Track the design process for every school: