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Are school building improvements being evenly distributed across the district?

Are school building improvements being evenly distributed across the district?

Our district has been committed to investing in our school buildings in an equitable manner. The graph below shows investments by city from 2018 to today, including proposed Building a Better Future, Phase II school building projects. As you can see from the graph, Brooklyn Park will receive about $2 million more than Maple Grove if voters approve Building a Better Future, Phase II

Please note: Major school building renovations or additions cannot be resourced through the maintenance fund. Only like for like changes can be made per Minnesota law (a playground for that same style playground). Also, there are not enough funds to meet the current needs. If approved by voters, the Building a Better Future, Phase II plan would utilize the maintenance fund dollars, as able by law, in conjunction with the bond. The combined efforts would lessen the burden on community members. 

Note: There is one district school in Brooklyn Center and two in the city of Osseo. 

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More students are a part of our specialized learning programs. A study determined that additional space is needed to accommodate this growth and any existing spaces need to be adjusted to accommodate unique learning needs. Right now there are many instances where dedicated space doesn’t exist so students are moved from room to room throughout the day. Additionally, spaces created in the 1950s and ‘60s aren’t equipped to handle the unique learning needs of our students. 

Learn More about What are the school building needs of our special education, multilingual learner and gifted talented programs?

Our district has been committed to investing in our school buildings in an equitable manner. Investments by city from 2018 to today, including proposed Building a Better Future, Phase II projects, shows that Brooklyn Park will receive about $2 million more than Maple Grove if voters approve (Maple Grove 41.6% of dollars, Brooklyn Park 42.5% of dollars).

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Building a Better Future, Phase II, builds upon the work already started in Phase I and the district’s new strategic plan. These are the school building improvements that would continue that forward movement. Note: These proposed projects were determined through a multi-year research process that involved students, staff, families and community members.

Learn More about What school building needs are being addressed in the Phase II plan?