St. Francis Area Schools eNews

Independent School District 15

October 2018 Update               

Building Our Future Together 


The new school year is well underway, and so is the progress on bond referendum projects in St. Francis Area Schools. The bond oversight committee (BOC) continues to meet to review progress. Bids for St. Francis Elementary School and East Bethel Elementary School have been published. Those bids will be presented to the school board on October 22. Bids for St. Francis High School and St. Francis Middle School will go out in January 2019. Plans for phasing the construction are currently underway.


The high school bleacher replacement of new home side bleachers and modifications to visitor side bleachers to incorporate Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) modifications were completed September 6 and hosted the first home football game on September 7. An ADA accessible pathway from the ticketing booth to the home and visitor sides of the bleachers was also completed in September. At Cedar Creek Elementary School and Lifelong Learning Center, project development will happen at a later date.


Other progress that is visible are the Long Term Maintenance Facility Revenue (LTMFR) projects, which are not part of the November 2017 bond referendum. The track resurfacing project at St. Francis High School was completed at the end of August. St. Francis Middle School tennis courts reconstruction was also completed at the end of August. Please visit our website at for before and after pictures.


A building bond community meeting is scheduled for October 23 at 7:00 p.m. at the District Office, 4115 Ambassador Boulevard NW. The meeting is for the community to hear updates on the progress of the bond, and to see renderings of the upcoming changes to St. Francis Elementary, East Bethel Elementary, St. Francis Middle School and St. Francis High Schools.


The passing of the $80M bond referendum in November 2017 is funding the safety, security, accessibility and educational space needs across the school district. The timeline for completion of all projects is 2021. St. Francis Area Schools is grateful for the support of our district residents. We look forward to providing continued progress as we build our future together.


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