In 2016, the Melrose-Mindoro School District partnered with Bray Architects to conduct a comprehensive facilities assessment to evaluate the needs at its three school campuses. The study identified safety/security, staff efficiency, busing, grade configuration, and aging infrastructure as the most pressing needs.
With careful evaluation of the assessment and clear direction from the community survey results, the School Board unanimously voted to place a $24,700,000 referendum question on the November 8, 2016 ballot to create a consolidated Melrose-Mindoro School District campus at the existing high school site. The question was soundly approved by taxpayers.
Upon completion of three building additions, renovations, and site improvements, the consolidated campus saves the District an estimated $180,000 annually.