So what happens if the Building a Better Future referendum fails? $5 million in cuts would start in the 2023-24 school year, resulting in:
- Insufficient safety and security resources
- Increased class sizes
- Fewer opportunities for individualized learning
- Diminished academic support
- Reduction in electives and opportunities at all levels
- Outdated and unreliable technology tools, systems and spaces
- Fewer technology support staff for families and employees
- Limited support services for scholars, including mental health
Without funding in the 2024-25 school year, meaning both levies are allowed to expire, $49 million in cuts would be needed. Results would be similar to those listed, but at higher levels or degrees. This would include cutting at least 450 staff members as well as safety/security resources and technology tools, systems and spaces.
Remember, early voting starts Friday.
- Option 1: Request an early voting ballot to be mailed to your residence, or
- Option 2: Visit an early voting location in person, in your city of residence:
- Brooklyn Center City Hall from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Brooklyn Park City Hall from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Corcoran City Hall from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Dayton City Hall from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.-12 p.m. on Friday
- Maple Grove Government Center from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Osseo City Hall from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday
- Plymouth City Hall from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Rogers Community Room from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday
For additional information catch an upcoming Community Informational Meeting at 6 p.m. on either Sept. 20 (Osseo Senior High), Oct. 4 (Park Center Senior High) or Oct. 18 (Maple Grove Senior High), or visit district279.org/BetterFuture.
Again, thank you for taking the time to be informed on this important topic.