2013 Facilities Master Plan

  • On May 21, South St. Paul residents will vote on a bond proposal to fund a four-point Facilities Master Plan to ensure the school district is providing an effective learning environment to meet students’ educational needs:

    Site Improvements and Facility Maintenance 

    • Update roofing, heating, and ventilation by replacing or improving aging infrastructure at our schools
    • Repurpose outdated and underutilized Industrial Arts classrooms for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Program
    • Improve secondary media center and learning commons to accommodate digital learning and better serve the community
    • Expand Packer Activity Center, renew running track surface, and increase storage capacity for activities


    Relieve Overcrowding in Our Elementary School to Enhance Programming

    • Build additions at Lincoln and Kaposia to provide added capacity for early learning and kindergarten programming
    • Create additional elementary school capacity by building  a new 6th grade addition at the secondary building
    • Provide 6th grade students with enhanced academic opportunities in a middle school setting through specific subject area instruction Align all of our facilities to best serve 21st century learners


    Address District-wide Safety and Security Needs

    • Improve safety and supervision at all buildings by the addition of cameras, supporting infrastructure and facility modifications
    • Upgrade communications and wireless infrastructure


    Reduce Our Rental Costs

    • Relocate out of the Family Connections site and eliminate lease payments
    • Eliminate annual lease cost by purchasing District office

     

     


    Building-Specific Improvements

    Lincoln Center Elementary 

    • New three-classroom addition to support increased school enrollment
    • Remodel entrance to improve security, install security technology, and separate student and bus drop-off areas
    • Repair or replace aging roofs, carpets, tuck-pointing, electrical, windows, building exterior, and lighting
    • Increase internet speed, upgrade wireless infrastructure and school-wide communications systems to enhance student learning capabilities
    • Resurface outdoor running track

     

    Kaposia Education Center

    • New two-story addition of six classrooms for early childhood and kindergarten
    • Remodel entrance to improve security, install security technology, and separate student and bus drop-off areas
    • Repair or replace aging roofs, carpets, tuck-pointing, electrical, windows, building exterior, and lighting
    • Increase internet speed, upgrade wireless infrastructure and school-wide communications systems to enhance student learning capabilities

     

    Secondary Building

    • Repurpose outdated and underutilized Industrial Arts classrooms for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Learning Program
    • Renovate media center and learning commons to accommodate 21st century digital learning and better serve the community
    • Construct a new 6th grade addition in the current Heritage Hall/old gymnasium space, including multi-purpose classrooms, lockers, and support spaces
    • Expand cafeteria capacity
    • Expand Packer Activity Center and increase storage capacity for activities
    • Enhance theater storage and workshop area
    • Remodel entrance to improve security, install security technology, and separate student and bus drop-off areas
    • Repair or replace aging roofs, carpets, tuck-pointing, electrical, windows, building exterior, and lighting
    • Increase internet speed, upgrade wireless infrastructure and school-wide communications systems to enhance student learning capabilities

     

    Central Square Community Center

    • Repair or replace aging roofs, carpets, tuck-pointing, electrical, windows, building exterior, and lighting