2019 Community Facilities Task Force

  • On December 9, 2019, Representatives from the Shakopee Public Schools' Community Facilities Task Force presented a report on the work they have done since their inception in May. The group was charged with analyzing pertinent information and to consider options for current facilities in the district. They studied enrollment, projections, capacity of buildings and utilization. They also studied the maintenance of our buildings, projected growth in our city and went on tours of Central Family Center and Pearson.

    The task force's findings are:

    • High School - Building has capacity
    • Tokata Learning Center - Expanded programming would need additional space 
    • Middle School Level - Capacity is sufficient
    • Elementary School Level - Capacity is sufficient
    • Early Childhood Level - Current quantity of space minimally meets the early childhood needs
    • District Office and Support Services - Most district support space meets the needs of the district

    Thank you to the community members, parents and district staff members who served on the task force: Richard Stevens, Aaron Kahnke, Bryan Drozd, Dan Lehman, Tim Brophy, Allison Gill, Kay Strand, Bradly McGarr, Kevin Bjerken, TJ Hendrickson, Corinne Doherty, Natalie Weatherman, Ed Zeimet, Katie Lee, and Astrid Kammueller.


    Shakopee Public Schools' Community Facilities Task Force analyzes pertinent information and examines the use of existing space in the district. The CFTF will then share recommendations for ways to use the existing space. Our Community Facilities Task Force is comprised of a broad cross section of interests from school district residents and parents to district staff and administration.

    The goal of the Task Force is to achieve a thorough understanding of the capacity of existing spaces and the areas where space is available. The Task Force will make a recommendation of the most appropriate use of these spaces to the Shakopee School Board.  The Task Force analysis will include Pearson School and the Central Family Center (CFC).  It will also take into account enrollment trends.

    Establish a current understanding of school district facilities

    • What is the maximum capacity of district buildings?
    • What is the quantity of available space in the district?
    • How do we make the best use of our current spaces?

    Anticipated topics

    • Enrollment and current building capacities
    • Pearson School
    • Central Family Center

    Topics not part of our task force

    • Grade configuration
    • Attendance areas
    • Transfer request between buildings
    • Temporary crowding


    • Taskforce: 18 participants
      • Community/parents (6)
      • Teachers (4 = 1 early childhood, 1 elementary, 1 middle, 1 high school)
      • Staff (2)
      • School Board members (3)
      • District administrator (1)
      • Building administrator (1)
      • Buildings & Grounds Manager (Ed Zeimet)
      • Committee facilitator (Scott McQueen, Wold Architects & Engineers)
    • Resources: Superintendent , administrators and other experts as appropriate
    • Use self-nomination application process

    Reporting structure

    2019 Community Task Force Reporting structure

Questions? Feedback?

Important Dates

  • April 8–24, 2019 | Self-nomination application window 

    April 24, 2019 | 3PM | Application deadline

    May 6, 2019 | CFTF appointed at board meeting | Update

    May 15, 2019 | Kick-off, informational meeting | Minutes

    July 11, 2019 |  Summer Mtg | 6PM | Minutes

    August 22, 2019 | Summer Mtg | 6PM | Minutes

    September 18, 2019 | 6PM | Minutes

    October 3, 2019 | Meeting | 6PM | Minutes

    October 15, 2019 | Meeting | 6PM

    November 4, 2019 | Meeting | 6PM

    November 12, 2019 | Meeting | 6PM

    December 2, 2019 | Meeting | 6PM

    November 20, 2019 | CFTF presents recommendations to School Board Facilities Committee | 5PM

    December 9, 2019 | CFTF presents recommendations at School Board Business Meeting | 6PM