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Considerations to Improve School Safety

How can you improve safety at your school? It’s a question that school administrators have consistently sought to answer – long before the conversations heightened at the Capitol and in our communities.... > READ MORE

How School Safety Impacts Building Design

School safety has been a key topic of conversation in our communities and at the Capitol, as Minnesota legislators seek to help schools address rising concerns regarding security and the well-being of... > READ MORE

Ag2School Tax Credit Passed: Now What?

Until now, the likelihood of a school bond referendum passing depended greatly on where the school district was located in Minnesota. In metropolitan areas, school referendums pass at a higher rate than... > 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