School Facilities Financing Report Now Downloadable. The technology issues that prevented the successful downloading of the report of the School Facilities Financing Working Group have been remedied and the report can now be downloaded without incidence. I urge you all to download the document and take a long look at it. There's a ton of great stuff in it that would go a long way toward correcting some of the considerable equity problems in the area of school facilities that face most Minnesota school districts.
Again, here's the link: http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Welcome/AdvBCT/SchFacFinanWorkGroup/index.html
The report is the first top link on the page.
Congratulations to Steve Razidlo. Brainerd superintendent Dr. Steve Razidlo will be leaving the district at the end of the school year to head up the American International School in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Razidlo has been an exemplary school leader in Minnesota and our loss--a considerable one--will certainly be a gain for the American International School. Vienna is one of the world's most exciting cities and it is teeming with history. Although I'm sure the work won't be easy, I can't think of many places where a challenge would be as enjoyable.
Good luck Steve! We will miss you!