3/9/2017 4:45:00 PM Bond information meetings start soon in Chisago Lakes
Chisago Lakes School officials are excited to show the plan to the public for the upcoming, approximately $65 million bond issue. The vote is Tuesday May, 9. Informational meetings are being held starting March 21, at Taylors Falls Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
The next meeting is March 28 at the High School Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m.
April 4 there is a bond information meeting at Lakeside School, at 6:30 p.m.
Superintendent Joe Thimm also is scheduled to be at Wagon Wheel in Chisago City for “coffee with the superintendent” Saturday, March 25, where the public is encouraged to bring concerns, suggestions and have a conversation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The school district website also has a tax impact calculator, where you can input your estimated market value from property tax statements to see wat your parcel will contribute if the bond referendum is approved, www. chisagolakes.k12.mn.us.
Some highlights of the bond issue funding uses, include Lakeside School being replaced with a new building on land the district owns on Karmel Ave, just a short distance north of the Lakeside School.
Superintendent Thimm mentioned that there is no firm plan for what happens at the existing site when the school is vacated, but the hope is to get some revenue out of the lakeshore parcel for other district needs. The new elementary school will also house new district offices. (Freeing-up space currently used for administration at the middle school.)
There are also plans to improve and add onto the high school in Lindstrom.
Career and vocational/technical spaces are included in the future expansions.
A Community Center is also part of the improved high school campus. See graphic (orange rectangle perpendicular to Olinda).
The Taylors Falls School will be getting a media center addition, restroom renovations and the main entry will be rehabbed.