Sartell-St. Stephen school district to host learning session on school finance

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Feedback gathered during community listening meetings prompted the Sartell-St. Stephen school district to schedule an information session on how schools are financed.

The district is hosting an “Understanding School Finance” session from 3:45-5 p.m on Wednesday, Feb 13, at the District Service Center.

Business Manager Joe Prom explained, “school finance, on the whole, is a complex subject. At the school board’s community listening sessions, we heard many questions about funding sources, taxation and budgets.”

The session will provide information about how schools are funded in Minnesota, examples of mandated services the district is required to provide, and specifics on how the district spends money.

“We designed this learning opportunity as a basic overview to help provide clarity and dispel some misunderstandings,” Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert said. “We are looking forward to meeting with our school community.”

Author: Mike Knaak

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