Brainerd Public Schools has actively engaged the community to develop a facilities plan that will ensure student, staff, and community needs are met for today and future generations. The initiative, dubbed Blueprint 181, brings facilities planning into a new phase focused on community-wide discussion of options to address school needs. A news release touts Blueprint 181 as a process to engage area residents in the development of a facilities plan that addresses the education, health and safety need of district students and staff. "It is essential for us to hear from local residents, business owners, parents and students about what you believe is most important for our schools and our district's future," said Laine Larson, district superintendent, in a news release. "We are concentrating on listening to the voices of our community." The comprehensive long-range facilities plan includes recommended changes for all 12 buildings in the district. Now, the district is soliciting community input on these recommendations to further shape and define strengths and needs, and to address the community's suggestions in the best, most efficient way possible.