Facility Planning Task Force

Moorhead Area Public Schools is working with True North Consultants to engage the community and district stakeholders in answering guiding questions in the development of a Facilities Master Plan for the next ten years.

The work includes a facility condition report, building adequacy study, community survey, demographic study and workshop meetings with a facility planning task force. The facility planning task force will begin meeting in September and consists of 30 members, including:

  • MAPS Staff, Administration and Board Members
  • MAPS Staff Parents, Community Members, Senior Citizens, Business and Civic Leaders 

The charge of the group is to provide input into the development of a comprehensive Facilities Master Plan, which will address immediate and long-term facilities needs. The plan will be based on enrollment capacity, facility update and maintenance and educational adequacy

“Our three oldest elementary schools are more than 65 years old,” said Steve Moore, Executive Director of Operations and Emergency Management. “Even though we’ve carefully maintained and updated our facilities amidst continually increasing enrollment and education industry advancements, an updated long term facilities plan is needed for continued facility success in the future.

As part of the data gathering, a phone survey of community members began on September 6, 2023. When district residents are called, the caller ID will say Morris Leatherman Company and have either a (651) or (507) area code. District residents are encouraged to take the call and share their thoughts and ideas.

“Our ten year facility master plan has expired. We greatly appreciate the community members who are willing to participate in the phone survey and the task force. Community input is valuable and vital to the interactive process of building a new master facilities plan to ensure building capacity for current and projected student enrollment,” said Dr. Brandon Lunak, Superintendent.

Additional information and task force meeting notes can be found on the district website.