April 18, 2017 Bond Vote 
Meeting the Need for Skilled Labor!

Career opportunities for students in CTE areas are abundant and desirable.  As a district we need to provide the best preparation for all of our students as they move into adulthood.  This expansion / remodel will allow us to provide an opportunity for students pursuing positions in CTE equal to the opportunity that we provide for students pursuing a 4 year college degree.

Although we have continued to update equipment we have facility limitations that need to be addressed.  After extensive work with our CTE teachers, and community stakeholders, the following areas of need have been identified:

Remodeling of our current metals, welding, and wood shops including up to date HVAC systems, electrical systems, and equipment.  The end result will be separate woods, welding, and machining / manufacturing shops.




Expansion of our Family and Consumer Science room enabling us to offer a broader range of classes and separate kitchen-based lab space from fabric and textile lab space.

Development of a flexible “makerspace” that will provide a home for our robotics program and other project oriented classes. A makerspace is a place in which people with shared interests, especially in computing or technology, can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.  
Remodeling of our High School Media Center to better accommodate new technologies and provide students with an atmosphere that is better suited to small group work and problem solving.

Expansion of our school store to allow for a more realistic business opportunity including marketing, production, and sales  
The addition of a new building that will bring our Alternative Learning Center back to our high school site and provide a location for all aspects of our agriculture program including expanded mechanics space.

 Expansion of our Middle School Industrial Technology facility to better accommodate traditional shop activities and high tech activities.  
The vote will be on April 18, 2017. The two polling locations are Cokato and Dassel City Halls from 7am to 8pm. If the bond passes the project should be completed by Fall of 2018

Contact Information:

Jeff Powers, Superintendent

Rebecca Clemen, School Board Chair

Dean Jennissen, DCHS Principal

Alisa Johnson, Middle School Principal