The legislature resumed work this week after the Easter/Passover holiday. Here is an update on what is happening at the Capitol and in the district.
Forest Lake Referendum
On May 20th, School District 831 is asking Forest Lake area voters to approve a referendum to fund school building maintenance and infrastructure improvements.
Whether or not you approve the initiative, I encourage you to get out and vote on this important issue.
After talking with Forest Lake Area School District stakeholders, I approve of the plan and hope voters will as well. Bonds requested will go solely toward school district infrastructure needs including upgrading many out of date buildings, expanding Forest Lake High School to accommodate grades 9-12 and merging Century and Southwest Junior High Schools.
In the district, many of the buildings are 40 to 50 years old and in dire need of repairs. These fixes and upgrades will create safe learning environment for students and save taxpayer dollars in the long-term.
To learn more about the referendum request, you can visit the districts web page here.
Over the Easter holiday, I was able to visit the Naval Academy in Maryland. It was an honor to be shown around campus by Cadet Justin Keck from Forest Lake.
Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh from Brainerd, came to visit the House Floor this week. It was an honor to meet such a bright young woman who is representing our great state across the country.
On Wednesday, Forest Lake Elementary School sixth graders came to the Capitol. It was great visiting with students, parents and teachers, and I hope they enjoyed their time in St. Paul.
As always, thank you for the honor and privilege of being your state representative.