Building a Better Future, Phase II, is the second phase in improving our schools as determined through a multi-year research process that involved staff, families and community members. Their work revealed critical safety/security needs, teaching and learning needs, and building space needs with regard to programming and current and predicted population growth. Community members will be asked to consider addressing these school building needs on Nov. 7, 2023. If approved by voters, the tax increase would be less than $7/month for the average-value home in our district ($300,000).
Full details are at district279.org/BetterFuture. Additionally, three community informational meetings are being held to share more and answer questions. These evenings will begin with a 30-minute presentation and then transition to a conversational open house where participants are welcome to ask district and school leadership Building a Better Future, Phase II questions on a one-on-one basis. The meetings are as follows:
- 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Park Center Senior High School forum room (or via the YouTube livestream link)
- 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Osseo Senior High School forum room (or via the YouTube livestream link)
- 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at the Maple Grove Senior High School cafeteria (or via the YouTube livestream link)
This final phase of Building a Better Future meets the overall needs of our schools for the foreseeable future – equipping students with what they need to succeed both today and many years to come.
Early voting starts Friday, Sept. 22. To cast your vote early, request an early voting ballot via the Minnesota Secretary of State website or head to Brooklyn Park City Hall’s multipurpose room from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Labor Day). Nov. 7 polling place locations can be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Continue to stay tuned to district279.org/BetterFuture for the latest information.