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March 2018 | Update #2 revised               

Building Our Future Together


We have said it before and will continue to say it again, thank you to our community for your support in passing the bond on November 7. Since Election Day, members of the Bond Oversight Committee have been busy. Special Education, Elementary and Media Center District Focus Teams have met three times already and are collaborating to ensure consistency in developing plans across the district. These teams will meet weekly as needed. The District Focus Teams have been touring facilities from other districts that incorporate similar design characteristics to the proposed changes as laid out in the bond. The goal of these tours is for team members to gain first-hand knowledge of how the

design concepts being discussed function in a real school setting.


The Building Design Teams have been formed for each building and have begun meeting. These teams will be guiding overall design within the building, establishing criteria and reviewing options for project development. Design teams were formed to take input from multiple stakeholders within the district and community and then make recommendations to the Bond Oversight Committee for review. Final recommendations will be made to the school board.


Across the district, land surveys will be ongoing over the course of the upcoming weeks. Further evaluation is in progress for the development of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and accessibility scope for the bleachers at the high school and field access at all applicable schools. You will also notice that St. Francis Middle School tennis courts will be reconstructed to align with Minnesota State High School League competitive regulations. The tennis court project was not part of the voter-approved bond, but rather part of the Long Term Maintenance Facilities Revenue approved in 2016.


The Courier will continue to provide monthly updates on the progress as we build our future together. You will find current news and information on St. Francis Area Schools' Bond Projects 2017-2021 webpage at Once there, you can subscribe to receive news alerts regarding bond projects.


"Building Our Future Together - Update for March 2018" was originally published in the March issue of The Courier.


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