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Legislature Does Not Come Through for South St. Paul Public Schools
For the past several months, our school board and superintendent have been making a case at the State Capitol for more equitable state funding of schools, called equalization. Unfortunately, no changes were made to fix this broken school funding formula in the legislative session that just ended - despite what appeared to be widespread support among legislators.†
In South St. Paul, our residents pay two or three times more than taxpayers in other Minnesota school districts to receive the same amount of funding for our students. Why the financial inequity? Because we have fewer businesses, industrial and commercial properties in our city to help pay the taxes - so almost all the burden falls on homeowners.
We believe that all Minnesota students deserve a high-quality education and all Minnesota taxpayers deserve to be treated fairly. We will once again fight for our students during the 2017 legislative session. In the mean time, we must find other ways to fund the education our students deserve - or cut our school budgets to make ends meet.
To learn more about how we've been advocating for school funding equalization, visit Finance/Business Services.†
Summer Activities and Programs at South St. Paul Schools
Packer Pad for Grades 6-8
Spend your summer hanging out with peers, going to the pool, playing games, doing crafts and going on field trips with Packer Pad! Field trips include Nickelodeon Universe, Cascade Bay, Waterpark of America, Apple Valley Waterpark, Lynx Game and Valleyfair. Click here for more information.
Kids' Choice School Age Care for Grades K-7
Participate in fun indoor and outdoor activities, weekly field trips and socialize with friends, all in a safe and engaging environment at Kids' Choice! Click here for more information.†
Students who attend another district during the school year are welcome to participate in our summer activities and programs at South St. Paul schools!
Elementary Schools Recruiting Minnesota Reading Corps Tutors
Kaposia Education Center and Lincoln Center Elementary are recruiting Minnesota Reading Corps tutors for next school year. Tutors will be serving at Kaposia or Lincoln Center for 11 months, beginning in August 2016.†
These tutors play an important role in our students' learning. They work with students who need a boost to catch up at grade level in reading. They tutor each student daily for 15-20 minutes to build phonics, phonemic awareness and fluency skills. MN Reading Corps tutors are AmeriCorps members and do not replace teachers.†
If you know someone who might be interested - a graduating college student, a friend in career transition, a grandparent or stay-at-home parent - please direct them to www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org to learn more and apply.†