In November 2017, Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools went out for a community vote to modernize aging facilities, improve and expand learning and recreational areas, and increase overall safety. The bond passed successfully, and the $14.3 million District-wide renovation began.
The growing demand for early childhood and special education led to the addition of new classrooms aimed at better serving a variety of learning types and student needs. Breakout spaces and faster technology were incorporated to aid in student success. Another crucial area of improvement within the District was safety. All school buildings received security camera systems as well as better, safer, and more welcoming entrances. Student pick-up and drop-off points, a long-time safety concern for parents, were also revamped to reduce congested areas and create an overall safer experience.
Creating usable community and recreational space was another key focus for Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools. The original gym, once a state-of-the-art facility built in 1971, had become unsafe, outdated, and undersized to meet the needs of student athletes. Now, the students at Hinckley-Finlayson have a brand-new gym, walking track, and fitness center that they can share alongside the community.
ICS provided Project Development, Pre-Referendum Planning, Program Management, and Technical Services for Hinckley-Finlayson Public Schools.
- 35,863 SF
- $14.3 million
- June 2019
- project development, pre-referendum planning, program management, and technical services