Friends of St. Croix Preparatory Academy

General

Friends of St. Croix Preparatory Academy (FSCPA) is a legally separate 501c3 organization formed to design and implement St. Croix Prep’s strategies related to facilities.

Meeting Calendar

The board meeting dates will be determined and published in accordance with Minnesota Open Meeting law.  All meetings are held at St. Croix Preparatory Academy.  The most recent board meeting occurred on June 26, 2020.The next board meeting will be determined soon.

Board Members

  • Bill Blotske
  • Kelly Gutierrez
  • Kristine Fisher
  • Dan Mehls

Initial Stagecoach Construction

2008

In 2008, after investigating numerous acreage sites for the School’s permanent site, FSCPA has selected a 58 acre site at 4260 Stagecoach Trail North as the site for school construction. FSCPA issued bonds ($21.7 million) for the new school construction. Partners involved in this bond transaction included Dougherty & Company, Best & Flanagan, Briggs and Morgan, Wells Fargo, and Baytown Township.  The School was designed by Kodet Architectural Group and constructed by Adolfson & Peterson Construction.

Building Expansion and PAC

2012

FSCPA issued bonds ($5 million) for expansion of the school facilities.  Partners involved in this bond transaction included Dougherty & Co, Best & Flanagan, Briggs and Morgan, Wells Fargo, and Baytown Township.  The expansion was designed by Pope Architects and is being constructed by Adolfson & Peterson.

Athletic Fields

2016

FSCPA refunded the 2008 and 2012 bonds and issued additional bonds ($4 million) for the development of athletic fields on the school property.  These plans include an 8 lane track, a competitive artificial turf field, two natural turf fields, and a building to accommodate potential overflow for baseball, softball, archery, golf, physical education classes, and recess.  The project was completed by the middle of October 2017.

Authorizer

St. Croix Preparatory Academy is authorized by Friends of Education.

Friends of Education

200 East Lake Street

Wayzata, MN 55391

Fall 2020 School Opening

Options

  • Distance Learning Model. This is how school operated from March 30 to May 31 with instruction being done while students remain at home.
  • Back to School as Normal. This would be bringing everyone back to school in full attendance.
  • A Hybrid Model. This is a model that is in between the two previously listed, where some students attend one day, others attend another, etc.

Please note:  Per MDE, given local pandemic circumstances, it is possible that schools could use all three models throughout the year.

Decision

  • The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) will make the decision during the week of July 27.
  • All MN public schools will be required to adhere to this decision.

Masks

  • Current guidance from MDE is that masks will not be required, but their usage is strongly recommended.
  • We will let families make their choice based on this recommendation.

Please note: This guidance from MDE is subject to change.