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June 23, 2020

The ISD 279 School Board approved Supt. Cory McIntyre’s recommendations as part of the Building a Better Future facilities planning process.

Board approval of the recommendations resulted in three layers of action:

  1. Approval of Priority Level 1 items, including an addition at Rice Lake Elementary.
  2. Continued study of elementary and secondary “next generation” learning spaces, along with other facility needs across the district.
  3. Consideration of a combination of a bond referendum and renewal requests for the operating and capital projects levies for no earlier than November 2022, while continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19.

June 16, 2020

Board members received updated facilities recommendations from Supt. Cory McIntyre at the June 16 work session. Following the May 26 Building a Better Future presentation, board members had requested more information regarding proposed space to be added at Rice Lake Elementary and how the project would be financed. The June 16 presentation responded to those questions and provided updated cost information. The board is expected to act on the superintendent's recommendations at the June 23 regular meeting.

May 26, 2020

Rice Lake Elementary will receive a building addition to help relieve its current over-capacity conditions if the school board approves the facilities recommendations presented by Superintendent Cory McIntyre on May 26. 

The proposed addition, to be funded by lease levy, was among several "Priority 1" projects identified by the Building a Better Future Facilities Oversight Task Force. The board will act on Supt. McIntyre's recommendations on June 23.

Study Group Recommendations (Jan. 14, 2020)