in this position paper about overhauling school facilities funding so
all school districts have the same opportunity to provide a quality,
safe and healthy learning environment for their students.
The Governor's School Facilities Financing Work Group released recommendations
that would fix the disparities in school facilities funding. SEE strongly encourages that the
Legislature adopt the recommendations during the 2015 Legislative
Session. The two key components of the recommendations are:
Give all school districts access to alternative facilities funding so
school buildings and grounds can be responsibly and efficiently
Make school facilities levies and bonds more affordable in low-wealth districts by increasing equalization.
See comparisons for each SEE district of the taxpayer cost for school facilities funding. The Work Group's recommendations would significantly lower the
taxpayer's cost in low-property wealth districts.
Visit the Work Group page on the Minnesota Department of Education for more information.
2014-15 General Membership Meetings
Mark your calendar for all SEE meeting.
Time: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Coffee and conversation beginning at 9:00 a.m. and lunch follows the meetings.
Location: Ramada Plaza Minneapolis, 1330 Industrial Blvd., Minneapolis
Dates: Friday, April 24, 2015 Thursday, May 21, 2015