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St. Francis Area Schools
A PreK-12 public school district serving the communities of Athens Township, Andover, Bethel, East Bethel, Linwood Township, Nowthen, Oak Grove, St. Francis and Stanford Township

Pictured above are renderings of branding walls at St. Francis High School, St. Francis Middle School, St. Francis Elementary School and East Bethel Elementary School.

Building Projects • 2017-2021

Virtual Tours

St. Francis High School

East Bethel Elementary School

St. Francis Elementary School


St. Francis Middle School

Districtwide Construction Updates

Cedar Creek Elementary School

Design phase planned for 2019 into 2020

East Bethel Elementary School

First bid date October 18, 2018
Second bid date November 20, 2018
Anticipated construction start early Spring 2019
Substantial completion anticipated August 2019

EBES zone map

Progress update: week of April 22, 2019

Design Development Submittal August 2018

Construction begins

East Bethel Elementary School portable demolition

Construction began on February 18 at East Bethel Elementary School with the demolition of the portables on the south side of the building. Some interior work will begin before school is out, but the majority of it will commence once students are out of the building.


St. Francis Elementary School

Bid date October 11, 2018
School board awarded project to KUE Contractors October 22, 2018
Anticipated construction start November 2018
Groundbreaking ceremony November 12, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Substantial completion anticipated August 2019

SFES zone map

Progress update: week of April 22, 2019

Design Development Submittal August 2018

Construction begins

SFES construction

Construction at St. Francis Elementary School started March 3, 2019 but exterior work will be delayed. The delay is due in part to the school district’s desire to coordinate with the City of St. Francis and the Minnesota Department of Transportation regarding the its safety study of the Highway 47 corridor and how that may impact the proposed school district site plans, which includes a road connecting the middle school with the elementary school.

Ground Breaking

Ceremonial groundbreaking at St. Francis Elementary School November 12, 2018. Superintendent Troy Ferguson, SFES Principal Ryan Johnson and School Board members Mike Starr, Jill Anderson, Rob Schoenrock and Sean Sullivan are pictured with shovels and hard hats as students looked on.


St. Francis Middle School

Bid date January 29, 2019
Anticipated construction start March 2019
Substantial completion anticipated August 2020

SFMS zone map

Progress update: week of April 22, 2019

Design Development Submittal August 2018

St. Francis High School

Bid date January 15, 2019
Anticipated construction start March 2019
Substantial completion anticipated August 2021

SFHS zone map

Progress update: week of April 22, 2019

Design Development Submittal August 2018

SFHS Bleachers

ADA-compliant bleachers and the new track were ready for the SFHS Homecoming game.

Existing bleachers were dismantled in preparation for new ADA-compliant bleachers. This project is planned to be finished prior to the start of the 2018-19 school year.

The track resurfacing project is part of the long-term facilities maintenance revenue budget and is taking place at the same time as the bleachers are being improved.

St. Francis Learning Center

Design phase planned for 2019 into 2020

SFLC zone map

Early Childhood Learning Center

Design phase planned for 2019 into 2020

eNews

Update - February 2018
Update - March 2018
Update - April 2018
Update - May 2018
Update - June 2018
Update - July 2018
Update - August 2018
Update - September 2018
Update - October 2018
November 2018 Groundbreaking @ SFES
Construction begins at EBES - February 2019
Construction begins at SFES - March 2019
Update - March 2019
Update - May 2019

Presentations

Construction Update from April 22, 2019 School Board meeting

Construction Update from March 25, 2019 School Board meeting

Bond Presentation from October 23, 2018 Public Forum

Overview Presentation from August 25, 2018 All Staff Kick-Off Event and School Board meeting

Design Development Presentation from August 13, 2018 School Board meeting

History

The community of St. Francis Area Schools approved the $80,060,000 bond referendum on November 7, 2017 to address critical deferred maintenance and physical facility needs, improve districtwide safety, security and accessibility, and enhance educational spaces and learning environments. Prior to moving forward with a bond referendum, input from the community was gathered through a survey, a public forum and a dialogue session. During the election, St. Francis Area Schools administration and school board members reached out to community members at local events and hosted many public forums.

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