District Facility Planning


On November 8, 2016 the Carlton community successfully passed an operating referendum.  The successful vote showed us that our community believes in Carlton Public Schools. During the last several years the district has used taxpayer dollars wisely and improved its financial position. Our vision is to create opportunities for students, maintain excellent teachers and staff, engage the community, offer quality academics, arts, and athletics programs, and maintain modern, healthy and welcoming facilities.

The Carlton Board of Education decided in November to continue towards this vision by determining how well our current facilities meet the needs of our students, staff and the community. This assessment process includes community engagement to gather parent, student, staff and community input, and assessments for educational adequacy, demographic studies, and the current condition of our facilities.

community advisory committee has been meeting since January to determine facility options based on our assessments. Planning is expected to be completed in April 2017 and the Board of Education will consider the community advisory committee’s recommendation in May. Any major facility investment will require public funding through a bond levy referendum.

Reports and other information from the community planning process are below.





Public Meetings

  • 1st Public Engagement Meeting
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016
  • Public Meeting
    Wednesday, January 4, 2017
    Results of studies and 1st Public Engagement Meeting
  • Expanded Facilities Committee
    Responsible for working through Options
    1st Meeting, January 10th, 2017
    Every Wednesday through February 22 (Tentative)

  • Native Community Engagement Meeting
    Saturday, January 28th
  • Expanded Facilities Committee
    Responsible for working through Options
    1st Meeting, January 10th
    Every Wednesday through February 22nd
  • 2nd Public Engagement Meeting
    Tentative Date: February 1st
    Share Committee Options; Get Feedback
  • 3rd Community Engagement Meeting
    6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    Carlton High School Small Gym

  • 3rd Community Engagement Meeting (For those unable to attend Evening Meeting)
    1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5 2017
    Public House (formerly Cozy Café) 214 Chestnut Avenue, Carlton

  • District Facilities Committee Meeting
    Wednesday, April 19, 2017

  • Board of Education Meeting
    Monday, April 24, 2017

  • Special School Board Meeting
    Monday, May 1 or 8, 2017

Next Steps

If the school board decides to take action to address facility inadequacies, it could consider an August 2017 bond referendum.