Stillwater BOLD

BOLD: Building Opportunities to Learn and Discover

Check out this short video to learn more about how and why we’re changing.


Did you know we are a district of about 8,300 students, but we have space in our schools for nearly 10,000? Our southern communities are growing rapidly, while enrollment in central and northern schools is on the decline. This causes financial challenges, but the real issue is that it creates vastly different experiences for students depending on where they live. 

As we change grade configuration and build new learning spaces we’re also looking for ways to be BOLD – to Build Opportunities for students to Learn and Discover.

The school board recently voted to close three elementary schools - Marine, Oak Park and Withrow - at the end of the 2016-2017 school year. The BOLD plan was designed to provide all of our students with an equitable learning experience no matter where they live and create a more sustainable future.

For more information, view the documents below that have contributed to the decision process, check out our FAQs and watch past school board presentations online for more details. 

Final Public Hearing/Business Meeting on BOLD Recommendation (3/3/16)

Find presentation materials and view recordings of the public hearing and business meeting.

Stillwater BOLD Frequently Asked Questions

Check out answers to the most frequently asked questions about the proposal to consolidate schools.

Enrollment Projection Analysis

On Feb. 18, 2016 Hazel Reinhardt presented an Enrollment Projection Analysis to board members.


Information on enrollment impacts, opportunities for feedback, and BOLD objectives.

Benefits of BOLD (pdf, 10 MB)

View the benefits of the BOLD proposal.

Benefits of BOLD page

BOLD Focus Group and Survey Results

Community members share their opinions and perceptions about BOLD through focus groups and a random-sample survey.

Is what you're hearing true?

Wondering if what you've been hearing is really true? Check out our Fact Check page.