ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND COMMUNITY
WHAT’S BEEN THE PROCESS?
The District continuously sought community input since the Facilities Committee began in 2015.
Our District has spent the last eight months gathering community feedback and exploring and developing strategies to address our most critical needs.
Online parent and family survey
Open community input sessions
District administration work sessions and online survey
Since the previous referendum attempts in spring of 2016 and spring of 2017, we have created and refined our District’s long-range plan.
The current scope of work best represents the most crucial needs as prioritized by the Committee.
West Side Elementary is aging and requires critical and costly physical facility needs.
There is inadequate space for dining, lockers, physical education, and educational support programs such as English Learner, Title I, MN Reading Corps, Reading Coaches, and special education.
The current structure for Early Childhood programming spreads our resources across two facilities and lacks grade cohesiveness, particularly for Early Childhood students in the Middle School.
Spaces not designed as classrooms are being used for education such as media centers, staff lounges, hallways, and custodial breakrooms.
All facilities need security improvements including access controls, visitor management, secured entrances, a video door station, a FOB door entry, and alarm systems.
Safety and security improvements will be made to:
Park Side Elementary
The new Elementary School
Marshall Area Technical Education Center (MATEC)
Marshall High School
Safety/security improvements for Marshall Middle School will be completed through the Safe and Secure Schools Grant.
With over a 15.6% enrollment increase since 2010, our District continues to experience stable enrollment growth.
did you know?
Park Side Elementary has a capacity of 484 students with a current enrollment of 510 students. In five years, enrollment is expected to reach 531 students.