In November 2021, residents of Becker Public Schools approved a $44.3 million two-question bond referendum that will improve safety and infrastructure, improve spaces for Career and Technical Education (CTE) and other educational spaces, provide more space for our students across all grade levels, and address other district-related needs.
This project featured the following improvements across the district’s facilities:
Primary School & Early Learning Center
- Improve drop-off and traffic flow sequencing.
- Renovate the existing transportation building by creating an addition for Early Childhood, Small Wonders, Camp Opportunity, and School Readiness programming.
- Create additional playground space.
- Convert the existing vehicle maintenance space into a multi-purpose for early childhood, robotics, and other district programs.
- Create/improve flexible break-out and collaboration spaces.
- Re-work existing Special Education spaces for better utilization and function, including creating a dedicated sensory room and specialist spaces.
- Expand cafeteria capacity and improve serving function and flow in the kitchen.
- Create six additional classroom spaces to meet capacity needs.
- Create a new administrative office area.
- Re-work the front drop-off to address circulation issues.
- Modernize the existing media center for better utilization.
- Create additional kitchen and cafeteria space.
- Re-purpose two existing computer labs for improved utilization and classroom capacity.
- Improve the existing loading dock and receiving area.
- Remodel the former office into two additional classrooms.
- Modernize and renovate the existing CTE spaces for better efficiency and utilization, including STEM and robotics space.
- Replace classroom partition walls with permanent walls to improve acoustics.
- Modernize the existing FACS space.
- Create dedicated secured entrances at all school buildings.
- Complete various infrastructure improvements such as building systems (HVAC), roofing, exterior envelope, interior finishes, lighting, and electrical.
- Create a new 49,881 square-foot transportation and bus storage facility on district-owned land.
- Implement various technology and Furniture, Fixtures, & Equipment (FFE) improvements to support the new and remodeled spaces.
- Install new lighting at two softball and baseball fields.
- Install multi-purpose synthetic turf field surface.
- Implement additional technology and FFE improvements to support the remodeled spaces.
- Anticipated August 2024
- $44.3 million
- Planning, referendum communications, project development, and program management services
- Pat Overom, Kyle Walter, Luke Selken, Dan Hiemenz, Erik Halland, Nick Rudnitski, Brad Lund, and Kris Shattuck
- MLA Architects, Bolton & Menk, Inc., CMTA Inc., and Ericksen Roed & Associates, Inc.