IIW Minnesota

Three Groups Impacting a School Referendum’s Success

School bonding referendums are challenging no matter where you live. Generally, people support education and want the best for the kids in the community. But that does not necessarily mean a referendum... > READ MORE

Planning a School Expansion? Here’s What to Do When

As we begin a new school facility planning process, I’m often asked the same question: What do we need to do when? There can be many moving parts, leading up to one vote. Knowing all the steps and how... > READ MORE

Take This Step at the First Thought of School Facility Changes

Just thinking about a facility expansion or remodeling of some kind? It’s common for school leaders to wait to engage an architect until they have begun to formalize their ideas, vision or plans. We’ve... > READ MORE

Don’t Overlook These: Creating a Complete Early Budget

It all starts the same. A dream for a new project emerges. The vision is catchy, but the dollars need to follow. It’s time to create a budget. These early budgets are not easy. They include a series... > READ MORE

Is Your School Positioned for Change?

As we begin another school year and the class of 2029 walks into school for the first time, I can’t help but think of the future and the opportunity to start fresh. It’s the time of year where we think... > READ MORE