osseo middle school cafeteria

As part of a 10-year $235 million capital investment, five schools recently saw major renovations. Park Brook, Garden City, and Zanewood elementary schools received nearly total makeovers, with highlights including classroom renovations, heating and ventilation systems, hallways, bathrooms, and exterior repairs. Alterations were made to pre-kindergarten classrooms at eight elementary school sites to standardize room sizes and to renovate or add age-appropriate restrooms to each classroom.  At Osseo Middle School, students are benefiting from some classroom and bathroom renovations, and a brighter cafeteria due to updated lighting and finishes. Park Center Senior High renovation highlights include some classrooms, some bathrooms, a new student entrance and, by later this fall, a completely renovated auditorium. In addition, annual system-wide investments in paving, exterior envelope, roofing, interior and exterior lighting, and mechanical systems continue throughout the 10-year plan. The long-term deferred maintenance plan, which will touch every building in the district over the life of the plan, will help preserve the community’s investment in school facilities. Watch a school board presentation about the 10-year Long-Term Facilities Maintenance plan and the summer 2017 projects.

PHOTO: The cafeteria at Osseo Middle School is much brighter this year, thanks to updated lighting and finishes as part of the district's Long-Term Facilities Maintenance plan. 


Park Center parking lot with carsAt the Oct. 24 regular school board meeting, board members will consider establishing a uniform parking fee of $45 per trimester at all three comprehensive high schools (Maple Grove, Osseo, Park Center). Parking permit fees currently exist at all three high schools; this proposal will ensure consistency in the cost of a permit. The proposal addresses only the fee for a parking permit; it will not cover any aspects related to implementation, such as eligibility for or distribution of parking permits.

Anyone interested in sharing their perspectives on the proposed parking fee is invited to do so by emailing welisten@district279.org or by commenting during the public hearing portion of the meeting. The meeting (and the public hearing) will begin at 6 p.m. on October 24, 2017, in the Board Room of the Educational Service Center, 11200 93rd Ave. N, Maple Grove.