$19.5M bond request to go before Cleveland School District voters on August 14

By |2018-07-31T11:55:06-05:00July 31st, 2018|

After two previous failed attempts to pass a bond referendum for major improvements to classrooms and the gymnasium, voters in the Cleveland School District will again decide the fate of the measure during the August 14 primary election. A recent survey found 66-percent of households in the district said repairs need to be made at the school and 78-percent of respondents indicated that updated educational spaces are critical to preparing students for the future. After a year-long break from the last bond request, Superintendent Brian Phillips says the results of the survey were very encouraging. "If this continues to fail, kicking [...]

Johnson: ‘Floored by the fact that we cannot really provide the investment needed in education’

By |2018-05-03T14:43:59-05:00May 3rd, 2018|

Education funding has been put on the front burner this week in St. Paul after Gov. Mark Dayton requested Lawmakers to provide 138-million dollars in emergency funding for school districts dealing with budget deficits. The request comes late in the session, but House Representative Clark Johnson (D-North Mankato) says school districts are reporting they will have to layoff workers because they are short on funds. Rep. Clark Johnson "I was totally floored when the Republicans said, well that's a local issue, the states not going to deal with it," said Johnson. "Well that's easy for someone to say in [...]

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