Next Generation Facilities Plan
Investing in District InfrastructureEdina Public Schools is one of approximately 25 districts in the state that qualifies for Alternative Facilities Revenue, a local board-authorized levy available to districts that meet certain requirements. This funding supports a ten-year Deferred Maintenance Plan, that helps maintain the infrastructure of our aging schools. Since 2013, the district has been accessing this program to make $10 million in critical infrastructure improvements, such as heating and cooling systems, roofs, parking lots, windows and plumbing. So far significant updates have been made to Concord, Highlands and Creek Valley elementary schools, with Countryside slated for this summer. These updates are essential to maintaining our schools’ core structure.The 2015 Bond Referendum will support additional infrastructure improvements to address the safety and accessibility of our outdoor learning spaces, which are essential to Next Generation learning, as well as district operational facilities.