O.H. Anderson Elementary Will Receive $44,000 In State Funding For Security Improvements

ROSEVILLE, MN - Today the Minnesota Department of Education announced that Mahtomedi School District among 90 Minnesota public school districts or charter schools were awarded safety grants to be used for security and violence prevention improvements. The funds may be used to pre-design, design, construct, furnish and equip school facilities, including renovating and expanding existing buildings. "Students and teachers clearly need more support to ensure our kids are safe," said Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. "When we have more than 1,000 schools asking for over $250 million in funding to secure their buildings, we must respond with urgency." 

Local Property Tax Levy Request Includes Security

The Mahtomedi School District will ask local taxpayers to increase property taxes three times over the next ten years. The Mahtomedi School District has referred to school security as a funding priority with the upcoming operating local property tax levy request, although they have not included any specific details on what specific upgrades would be made.