Learn more about the facts that drove the decision to ask our community for a bond referendum.
It is important to be good stewards of the community's schools. Given the age of the buildings - it was time to make further investments into Big Lake Schools.
- The last major investment in facilities was in 2016, and was primarily focused on improving safety and secruity including updating surveillance cameras and remodeling entrances; expanding and improving playgrounds; as well as improving fine arts and athletic facility improvements such as replacing auditorium equipment, pool equipment, adding permanent outdoor concession/restroom facilities, and installing ball field lighting.
- When constructed in 2002, Liberty Elementary had a roof with a 15 year life span installed. The roof is now 19 years old and in need of replacement.
- Portions of the Middle School roof, including the 1987 and 2001 addition, need replacing.
- The 1981 HVAC system at Independence Elementary STEM is in need of replacement. This replacement would include better air quality handling systems as well as air conditioning.
- High School activity spaces including the main gym and auxillariy gymnastics gym are not air conditioned and in need of dehumidfication during peak use including the spring, summer, and fall time.
- Special Education spaces at the Middle School were constructed in 1997 and in need of redesign.
- HVAC and building controls across the district are 24 years old. The computer systems they operate on are no longer able to support the agin control panels.