Pipestone Area Schools

Pipestone, MN | Education

Overview

The focus for Pipestone Area Schools was enhancing academic performance, and the District focused on facilities as an avenue for improvement. ISG worked with the District for facilities assessments, referendum planning, and the design of these upgrades.


Opportunity

Pipestone Area Schools looked at its facilities as a means to improve math and reading performance, ACT scores, and graduation rates, as the existing facilities left much to be desired when it came to technology integration and current learning spaces.

Solution

In its comprehensive facilities assessment, ISG provided more than just an evaluation of physical conditions. The team also focused on technology, security, and space needs to review overall educational adequacy. Working closely with school stakeholders and the community, the District’s two bond referendum questions passed easily, providing the District $26.8 million for a new elementary school and $930,000 for safety and security upgrades at the middle and high schools. Currently in-progress, the project is expected to open its doors in the fall of 2021, with the safety and security updates completed by the summer of 2020.

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