Message from Forest Lake Area Schools-Community Conversations

Forest Lake Area Schools is facing many financial challenges. The district has been forced to cut millions of dollars each year, and more cuts are forthcoming.  The district is asking for public input on ways to address this crisis, and for guidance as to, ultimately, what kind of school district this community wants to have. The district is sponsoring six Community Conversations as a way to discuss the crisis, how it came to be, and possible ways of addressing it. The Community Conversations will be held throughout the school district.
The schedule is as follows:
• Linwood Senior Center - Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.
• Columbus City Hall - Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
• Lino Lakes City Hall - Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
• Split Rocks in Wyoming - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
• Scandia Community Center - Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
• Forest Lake American Legion - Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
All members of the community, including parents, students, staff and members of the general public are welcome to attend these events. Participation could include asking questions, expressing ideas or concerns, and learning more about how the school district’s financial system works.The district is hoping for a strong turnout at these events.
Questions can also be answered by calling the school district at 651-982-8104, or by email at
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2018 Community Conversations
City Hall, 14727 209th St. N. Scandia, MN 55073 Phone: 651-433-2274