Education

Protecting Minnesota’s smartest investment... our students

In order to attract and retain major employers that provide good jobs, we must equip our workforce with superior skills and knowledge that cannot be matched anywhere else. That’s why I made education a major priority of the 2016-2017 session.

I supported all day Kindergarten for every child, more preschool scholarships for low-income families and additional funding for every school tied to rigorous achievement standards. I voted to implement a two-year tuition freeze and increased financial aid for college students.

I know we can do even more to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. I support providing every 3 and 4 year old with high-quality early childhood education and doing more to address the historically high level of debt shouldered by our college graduates.

Standing up for families

  • Repaid every penny borrowed from our schools.
  • Provided access to all-day kindergarten for every child free of charge, saving parents thousands of dollars.
  • Increased preschool scholarships for more than 8,000 additional low-income families.
  • Expanded the school lunch program to provide free breakfast to every kindergartener and ensure no child is denied a hot lunch due to the inability to pay.
  • Approved a two-year tuition freeze for Minnesotans earning a post-secondary degree at state colleges and universities and made the largest investment in college financial aid in over a decade.
  • Secured state funding to improve classrooms at Century College.

I vote YES to the 622 Referendum.

District 622 includes portions of the seven following cities: North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, Lake Elmo, Landfall, Pine Springs, and Woodbury.

If this levy is not increased, this could result in cuts to teachers, staff and programs/classes, as well as reduced academic and behavior support and busing options for students.

For more information about the 622 Referendum visit the website below: www.citizensfor622.org

To learn more about how to get involved:

Call: 651-748-7629

Visit:

www.isd622.org/levy2016

Email:

levy@isd622.org


Students are our future. We need to invest in them TODAY!