To address continued enrollment growth, budget pressures and student academic needs, Eastern Carver County Schools has been working hard to ensure it has the spaces, funding and tools it needs to continue to provide exceptional, personalized learning to its students.
This work has included a Facilities Task Force, ongoing budget analysis, School Board work sessions, input sessions and community surveys to help identify priority projects and the funding needed. This work will continue over the next several months, with a request for local funding support on the November 2019 ballot.
Learn more about this work and the district’s growth and funding needs on this comprehensive website, which includes a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are projected to grow by more than 1,400 students in five years, with nearly two-thirds of those students at the elementary level.
If state funding had kept pace with inflation, we would have received more than $6 million in additional funding this year alone. When combined with special education services that are not fully reimbursed by the state or federal governments, this puts tremendous pressure on our operating budget.