St. Paul, Minn. – On Tuesday night, Minnesota voters went to the polls to decide bond and levies affecting dozens of school districts. The results Wednesday morning revealed that voters had said yes to provide more funding for their schools throughout the state. Senator Chuck Wiger (DFL-Maplewood), ranking minority lead on the Senate E-12 Finance and Policy Committee, released the following statement on the results.
“From Worthington to White Bear Lake, and Faribault to Alexandria, voters turned out to show their support for investing in the growing needs of their schools that will help ensure students are receiving the best education possible,” said Senator Wiger. “While many of the results were positive, it’s clear that the state must step up to ensure that every student has access to a high-quality education regardless of their zip code. Far too many school districts are relying on bonds and levies due to the lagging commitment from the state, and we must find ways to ensure continued robust funding for our students.”
Senator Wiger also currently serves on the School Finance Working Group. The group’s work will address education-funding issues facing the state.