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Mark W. Bollinger

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Minneapolis Public Schools

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Minneapolis Public Schools

1250 West Broadway Avenue

Minneapolis, Minnesota,55411

United States

Company Description

Since 1994, the Minneapolis Public Schools has operated under site-based decision making to move decision making closest to the students served. The goal of site-based management is to improve student achievement. Under site-based decision making, district ... more.

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Associate Executive Director of Facilities

Denver Public Schools



Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Minneapolis Public Schools, Special School District No. 1

President and Chief Executive Officer

The Bollinger Group

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Bollinger Lawn Enforcement,LLC

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Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation

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Mark Bollinger, Minneapolis Public Schools' executive director of facilities management and capital construction, said the district relies on widely accepted playground design guidelines, including those found in the "Public Playground Safety Handbook" published by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The district's aim is to cushion falls of up to 10 feet, which Bollinger said leaves them just two options for ground cover: rubber or wood. Bollinger said a deep layer of wood infill was common on district playgrounds up until eight or nine years ago. That also generated complaints from parents because a 9-inch layer of wood chips would retain moisture even on hot days. "That moisture then would turn into mold, and children were getting sick and (having) allergic reactions and things like that because of the mold," Bollinger said. "So, we had a definite, defined problem there." Materials like sand and pea rock, once common in play areas, aren't rated for 10-foot falls, he added. Bollinger said he's not out to argue with parents, but the district had to make the best choice for students and settled on rubber. He estimated it would cost the district $2.5 million to convert playgrounds back to woodchips. "Although we are aware that the rubber may be made of different substances that are considered hazardous, they are only considered hazardous when released," he said, adding that his understanding was a release would require oven-like temperatures - close to 250 degrees Fahrenheit - or a chemical reaction. "We have on occasion gone out with air tests - because the rubber will smell, there's no doubt about it," he said.

CM Construction Company will replace or repair the six-lane pool's plumbing, chemical injection and electrical systems, renovate and increase the size of a spectator seating area and replace a lap-timing system, said Mark Bollinger, executive director of facilities for Minneapolis Public Schools.
Bollinger said the deferred maintenance project aimed to reverse significant deterioration of the pool's multiple systems. Installed in 1968, the pools had not undergone "any renovations to it since that time," he added. Bollinger expected work on the pool to begin sometime in June and be completed before the start of the next swimming season.

Mark Bollinger, head of facilities for the Minneapolis Public Schools, said closing schools could mean larger class sizes.
"You're hearing of room sizes increasing. Maybe 30 kids to a classroom, as opposed to something that would be more ideal," he said.

Mark Bollinger, executive director of facilities for MPS, said United Properties is looking at other options for the Howe property, which also had been considered for senior co-ops.
"That one is kind of in limbo," Bollinger said. The district has a request for proposals out for the former Lincoln school. The proposal deadline is June 24. "It's for sale or possible long-term lease. We're looking for a developer that will come in and turn that building into a true community asset," Bollinger said. "The RFP is open to anything." School district officials want to demolish the former Shingle Creek School, but there's no script for what happens after the property is demolished. "The strategy is to develop a strategy," Bollinger said. Bollinger said MPS is close to selling the former Holland school in northeast Minneapolis. "We are working to close a purchase agreement right now on Holland," Bollinger said. "We don't know what we're doing with that one yet," Bollinger said. MPS is also holding onto the former Willard school. "We're going to hold that until we're able to look at our total portfolio in a strategic sense," Bollinger said. "There are some people interested in it," Bollinger said. [cached]

This was the message from Mark Bollinger, Executive Director of Facilities for Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS), when he attended the April 19, 2010 meeting of Corcoran's Land Use and Transportation and Housing committees.
MPS owns the building and 6-1/2 acre site and is currently preparing a request for proposals (RFP) for its sale and redevelopment. While preparing to sell, MPS is relocating its citywide Welcome Center, Community Education, and Adult Basic Education operations to 2225 East Lake. These functions, like the farmers market, will be accommodated in the redevelopment, said Bollinger, meaning MPS will transition from being property owner to becoming a tenant on a small portion of the site. For now, they will occupy the existing building-originally built as Brown Institute in 1985-though this structure is expected to be demolished as part of the redevelopment. Bollinger expects to relocate MPS operations temporarily during construction. MPS has been downsizing for several years, through school closures and consolidations, disposal of unneeded properties, and most recently, an initiative to consolidate its administrative operations and district headquarters. These initiatives have aimed to "right-size" the district's operating space to its actual needs, to make operations more cost effective, and to address the sizable debt facing the MPS board. Bollinger expects to begin engaging prospective developers this summer.

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