Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just a Bit of an Update. Things are starting to get rolling. Both Houses of the Legislature have been holding hearings throughout the state in an effort to find out more about the issues facing local school districts.

Just such a hearing was held on Monday night in St. Peter when the Minnesota House of Representatives K-12 Funding Division met (The fuzzy individuals in the picture are members of the House Committee and to make it clear, their logic isn't fuzzy, but my camera skills are.) That's District 23A Representative Terry Morrow (D-St. Peter) and former St. Peter board member in the middle seated next to K-12 Funding Division Chair Mindy Greiling (D-Roseville).

St. Peter Superintendent Dr. Jeff Olson did a great job pointing out that a number of needs remain after the 2007 E-12 funding bill. Several members of the St. Peter School Board and the St. Peter School Administration also provided testimony.

Representative Tim Faust (D-Mora) and other members of the House K-12 Funding Division will be holding a roundtable discussion on school facility needs and funding in Mora on Tuesday, January 22, at 12:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Mora high school located at 400 East Maple Avenue.

I hope to see many of you at the Minnesota School Boards convention starting tomorrow. Perhaps my photography skills will have improved enough by then to click some quality candids for future blog entries.

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