Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools provides a high-quality education for students in grades E-12. Our district is known for its E-STEM curriculum, which stands for Environmental Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Facilities Planning Process

After months of work, on May 8, 2017, the School Board accepted the Facilities Task Force's recommendations as input for long-term facilities planning to help with our space needs due to enrollment growth. The Board will now begin its planning process for a November referendum.

Long-Term Facilities Needs
Did You Know?

  • All buildings are currently at capacity or over capacity
  • 2,165 additional students are expected to enter our schools in the next ten years
    • This is more than the total combined enrollment of Glendale, Jeffers Pond, Five Hawks and Grainwood elementaries
  • To provide enough classroom space for our students into the future, an additional 93 classrooms are needed throughout the district
    • In addition to the 93 classrooms, more space is needed for gyms for physical education class, pre-kindergarten, Special Education and Bridges Area Learning Center
  • Core spaces such as kitchens, cafeterias and conference rooms also need to be expanded in some schools

Facilities Recommendations

The following Task Force recommendations will be refined prior to making decisions on a November referendum request:

Elementary Schools

  • Centralized option: 4-year old pre-k program housed at Edgewood School (Nature-based preschool still an option where space is available)
  • Construct a new elementary school
  • Additions to existing K-5 schools: kitchen/cafeteria, gyms, kindergarten, Special Education
  • The project estimates for this option are approximately $46-51 million

OR option two:

  • Neighborhood option: 4-year old pre-k program housed in our neighborhood elementary schools
    • Additions at each elementary for two, 4-year old pre-k rooms
  • Construct a new elementary school
  • Additions to existing K-5 schools: kitchen/cafeteria, gyms, kindergarten, Special Education
  • Connect the upper level of Edgewood with WestWood to create more space
  • The project estimates for this option are approximately $49-54 million

AND

Secondary Schools

  • Add classroom space at existing middle schools and high school
  • Expand core spaces such as kitchens, cafeterias and conference rooms
  • Update parking lots to improve traffic flow
  • The project estimates for this option are approximately $79-87 million

Next Steps

  • Determine operating expenditures to run our schools and building additions (current operating levy expires in 2018)
  • Continue to study the district's technology and building security needs

More Information, contact: input@priorlake-savage.k12.mn.us

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