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Anoka-Hennepin Fit for the Future construction update

Anoka High School construction (09/27/18) A groundbreaking ceremony set for Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Coon Rapids High School will mark the official start of the seventh and final Fit for the Future phase one project around the Anoka-Hennepin School District.

Work began earlier this spring on construction and renovation projects at Andover, Anoka and Blaine high schools, as well as construction at two new elementary school sites in Blaine and Ramsey. In August, the School Board approved bids on the Champlin Park and Coon Rapids high school projects, and now those renovations are set to begin in earnest by the first week of October. (Photo: construction work at Anoka High School on Sept. 26, 2018.)

Take a look at the work being done:

  • At Andover, a classroom addition is being added, as well as a major renovation to the school's auditorium.
  • At Anoka, construction is ongoing to renovate the school’s front entrance and add new classroom space.
  • At Blaine, the cafeteria expansion and classroom addition are underway.
  • At Champlin Park, construction barriers have been erected, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held Sept. 17.
  • At Coon Rapids, work to the school’s new front entrance has begun.
  • In addition, two brand new elementary schools are being constructed in Blaine and in Ramsey. Also, check out drone footage of the work at both sites, courtesy of Jorgenson Construction: Blaine site, Ramsey site.

The Fit for the Future plan, which was backed by voters last November when the community approved a request for new funding, will create safe and secure learning environments by removing portable classrooms across the district, construct additional schools and classroom space, provide solutions for maintaining quality schools at every building in the district, and address class sizes at all levels.


Check out the timeline infographic for details on each construction project. A majority of the projects will be completed over the next four years.


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