NRHEG School District

New Richland, MN | Education

Overview

Bouncing back from a failed referendum is never easy, but a close partnership with ISG and a focus on community engagement allowed the NRHEG School District to focus on much-needed facility improvements.


Opportunity

Serving 900 students in two dated facilities, NRHEG School District’s schools required investment in security, learning space, and operational upgrades. However, with a failed $14.5 million bond referendum in the rearview, the District needed to take another approach.

Solution

After the failed $14.5 million bond referendum vote, the District went back to the drawing board and brought ISG on to perform a facilities assessment and pre-referendum planning services. Based on a reassessment of facility needs and further consideration of the tax burden the community would support, ISG helped the District pass a $9.1 million referendum with strong support. Among the improvements are improved security and screening measures at the elementary school, HVAC and other operational upgrades in both schools, enhancements to science labs, and added space and opportunities for career and technical training.


"ISG’s approach is more thorough and detailed. We need the kind of information we can use for a long-term plan, not just for the structures, but for the education programs."

- NRHEG Building + Grounds Committee

Referendum Snapshot

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