• How did we get to a place where we have made reductions the last 3 years in a row?

  • How did you arrive at a $1.425M reduction?

  • For the Fiscal Year 2022 Budget, what has been presented to the Board and Community?

  • How will the District use the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds being allocated Federally by the Biden Administration?

  • How does total per pupil funding at Chisago Lakes compare to the State Average?

  • The Federal Gov't has provided COVID Relief Funds. What has CL received and how has it been spent or designated?

  • Are there different types of Fund Balances?

  • What are Restricted/Reserved Funds?

  • With Legislative proposals to increase school funding, can't we wait until the Legislature makes their decisions and then decide if we should make reductions?

  • Would moving to a 4-Day School Week save the District money?

  • What is the Proposed 1.33 FTE reduction at Chisago Lakes Middle School

  • The state of MN decided to shut down schools for an extended period of time. One of the consequences of this is reduced enrollment. What funding assistance/solutions is the state considering to offset this?

  • Why don't we cut programs at the High School? We have many college credit offerings, we have a wide-range of course offerings?

  • Why don't we cut Activities programs instead of Academic?

  • Would it be more cost-effective to provide our own Special Education Services rather than contracting with SCRED?

  • Did we realize savings from Term 2 in fuel and substitute teacher costs?

  • To what extent does the WCC being closed and membership dues being extended contribute to the problem?

  • What are we doing to retain the students that are new to Homeschooling this year?

  • Could class sizes be impacted by these reductions?

  • Why are we suggesting Summer School for regular ed kids when we are reducing budgets?

  • How does free and reduced lunch numbers impact funding?

  • Do we get State Funding for Homeschool students that live in the Chisago Lakes School District?

  • Do we get State Funding for students that enroll in our Wildcat Academy?

  • Can students enroll from Wisconsin? If so, what funding do we receive?

  • What does Statutory Operating Debt (SOD) mean?

  • How was the 2022 Enrollment of 3309 Projected?

  • What is our total Operating Budget?

  • What is the difference between an Operating Levy and a Bond?

  • How do our costs for Special Education compare to the State Average?

  • What does 1% and 2% of Per Pupil Funding from the State equate to in actual Revenue dollars?

  • What do the 2.5% increased assumption on salaries and the 2% increase assumption on other expenses mean?

  • Per Pupil Funding from the State. What is the difference between K-6 and 7-12?

  • What is the average dollar amount that Chisago Lakes receives per pupil?

  • What is ADSIS?

  • How does ADSIS help us in budget reductions?

  • Why don't we cut full Administration from the Primary School?