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.
Summer Regional Meetings All meetings are from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. with lunch provided following the meeting.
Owatonna Regional Meeting Monday, June 15th 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Owatonna District Office 515 West Bridge Street Owatonna, MN 55060 Register for Owatonna
Cokato Regional Meeting Wednesday, June 17th 9:30 - 11:30 a.m The Red Goat 525 Cokato St. W. Cokato, MN
55321 Register for Cokato
****NEW LOCATION**** Cold Spring Regional Meeting Monday, June 22nd 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Rocori District Board Room 534 N 5th Avenue
Cold Spring, MN 56320 Register for Rocori
Isanti Regional Meeting Tuesday, June 23rd 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Creamery Crossing 104 Main St E Isanti, MN 55040 Register for Isanti
Metro Regional Meeting Monday, June 29th 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. MASA Board Room 1884 Como Avenue St. Paul MN 55108 Register for St. Paul