At its regular October 15, 2013, meeting, the Barnum School Board authorized the Superintendent to engage Ehlers as financial advisors, and LHB as architect, for the purpose of preparing for a proposed building bond referendum election to be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. This referendum is for the improvement of our schools' facilities and would include an efficiency upgrade at the Elementary School building with the replacement of its 1962 boiler, as well as security and other building and grounds improvements at both school buildings.
To gather ideas for the High School portion of the project to share with High School faculty and School Board members, site visits to the high schools of Orono, Henry Sibley and Mahtomedi were made on November 26, 2013, by five Barnum High School teachers, two School Board members, the High School Principal and the Superintendent. An architect from LHB will meet with individual high school departments early in December 2013 to hear their input on the building plan and their classroom areas.
The Barnum School Board would like to hear your thoughts on this proposed referendum, and Board Member contact information is available on the District's website at: www.barnum.k12.mn.us > District > School Board > Board Members. The contact link is below the picture of the School Board, and further information and updates on the proposed referendum are available on the District's web page under Referendum Information. If you are willing to help with the proposed referendum, please contact a School Board member.
Click here for the preliminary draft of the proposed High School building showing the additions and improvements.