If approved by voters, the district would be able to maintain its class sizes. A scientifically-valid community survey this past January revealed that the majority of parents and caregivers would prefer to focus on programming and other individualized learning options when they learned how much a change would cost. To lower class sizes by just one student across all grade levels, approximately $5.2 million a year would be needed.
Is the district lowering class sizes as part of this plan?
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If approved by voters, the district would be able to maintain its class sizes.
Requests an increase in the district’s operating levy, which pays for day-to-day learning and instructional needs. If approved by voters, it would provide an additional $7 million annually for the district to continue and expand individualized learning, academic interventions, student mental health needs and other critical classroom supports.
Requests an increase in the district’s capital project levy for technology. This pays for classroom learning technology, infrastructure systems and needed support staff. If approved by voters, it would provide an additional $2.3 million annually for the district to additionally prioritize school safety and security technology, tools and systems for all scholars and digital learning spaces throughout schools.
Social-emotional supports help scholars learn to get along with others, which is critical to success in school, life and work.
Osseo Area Schools has had to make reductions over the past decade to maintain a healthy fiscal forecast. State education funding has not kept up with inflation, nor with increasing educational costs and needs.