2020 Referenda - Future Ready

La Follette High School

Post Referendum Facilities Survey

Your feedback is an important part of the planning and design process. It will help to build the climate and culture that the school instructional models and facility renovations will aim to support. All feedback is valuable and will help our Design Team, as well as our Instructional Leaders.

Project Updates

A team of architects are working with our MMSD Building Services staff to hold input and feedback sessions with students, families, staff and community members to determine next steps.

 

This year is a planning year, and we want to make sure your voices and ideas are included throughout the process.

 

We held a virtual feedback session on January 13 to give an overview of what the architects are planning and collect your thoughts and ideas. If you missed it, feel free to watch the video and submit your feedback using the green button above.

 

We're seeing some emerging themes in our meetings with staff, students and families. La Follette High School should:

  • be welcoming and inviting
  • make students feel safe
  • have a sense of community, ownership and school pride
  • celebrate diversity and be inclusive
  • be accessible to all students
  • be a resource for the community

 

Construction and renovations are tentatively scheduled to begin in Summer 2022, while buildings are unoccupied.

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decorative leaf Sustainability Projects

As part of our commitment to sustainable and healthy high schools, environmentally responsible improvements are integrated into many aspects of the referenda. Plans call for the expansion of current efforts, while also introducing new ones, aligned with the school board’s Renewable Energy Resolution. Components of the current recommendation include LED lighting and natural light, where possible, with an energy-efficient design, 250 kW PV (Photovoltaic) Array, new and efficient mechanical systems and integrated learning opportunities. Additional scope considerations include expanding PV capacity. With student and staff wellness guiding our decision making, we’re planning for increased opportunities for outdoor learning and the expansion of current sustainable food practices.