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Citizen’s Committee + District Effort = Success x 2!. Leslee Boyd, School Board Member / Campaign Co-chair Barbara Brown, Director of Communications. South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success. www.sowashco.k12.mn.us.

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citizen s committee district effort success x 2

Citizen’s Committee+District Effort=Success x 2!

Leslee Boyd, School Board Member / Campaign Co-chair

Barbara Brown, Director of Communications

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

why we re here
Why We’re Here
  • Successful September 2006 Bond Issue
  • Successful November 2007 Levy Referendum Renewal

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

about south washington county schools
About South Washington County Schools
  • East Metro Communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park and Woodbury
  • Motivators of change
    • 20% Diverse
    • Growth (?)
    • New Vision
      • Grade configurations driven by facilities
      • Fall of 2009-10 will have grade configurations that make sense for kids

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

sharing our successes
Sharing our Successes
  • Successful September 2006 Bond Issue
    • Q1 - $107 million for construction and facility improvements
      • 58% approval
    • Q2 - $42 million for mechanical system replacement at four largest facilities
      • 61% approval
    • Q3 - $10 million for technology ($1 mil per year)
      • 59% approval

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

sharing our successes1
Sharing our Successes
  • Successful November 2007 Levy Referendum Renewal
    • Renew expiring 2007-08 amount totaling $6.5 million and revoke and renew 2009-10 amount totaling $7.6
      • 54% approval

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

bond vs levy
Bond vs. Levy
  • Construction and excitement
  • Technology
  • General Fund Dollars
    • Renewal
    • New

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

district strategies
District Strategies
  • Community Engagement
  • Community Survey
  • Print Materials
  • Staff Involvement
  • Technology
  • Cable Broadcasts / Updates
  • Media Campaign
  • Liaison with Citizen’s Committee

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

2006 bond issue
2006 Bond Issue
  • Early fall
  • Small number of volunteers
  • Community Events
  • Focus on parents

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

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South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

2007 levy referendum renewal
2007 Levy Referendum Renewal
  • More time to organize, thus larger volunteer base
  • Continued focus on parents, with additional focus on business and other community partners

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

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South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

citizen committee strategies
Citizen Committee Strategies
  • Presence at community events
  • Well-written, factual key messages and Q & A for multiple uses
  • Postcards / stickers / pencils / bags
  • Window flyer
  • Yard Signs
  • Interactive Web Site / Promotional DVD

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

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South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

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South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

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South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

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South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

thank you questions
Thank you! Questions?

South Washington County Schools . . . empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success.

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us

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