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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


Citizen s committee district effort success x 2

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


Citizen s committee district effort success x 2

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


Citizen s committee district effort success x 2

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

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us


Citizen s committee district effort success x 2

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

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us


Citizen s committee district effort success x 2

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

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us


Citizen s committee district effort success x 2

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?

  • Leslee Boyd, [email protected]

    • 651-436-3328

  • Barb Brown, [email protected]

    • 651-458-6209

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

www.sowashco.k12.mn.us


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