RAS Has Created Overcrowded Schools!!

September 25, 2015 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

By The NumbersGuy (Ron Stoffel)

Robbinsdale Area School District #281 (RAS) has created and is continuing to cause overcrowded schools by mismanaging non-resident student populations in most district schools. An example at Plymouth Middle School (PMS), which is one of the schools used to require the $30+ million expansion plan, the 14-15 year percentage of non-resident students to total students is about 8%. Under Minnesota Statute 124D.03, district is required to have at least 1% of total student population by grade by school be made up of non-resident students. Therefore, PMS has 7 times the number of non-resident students required by law!!! RAS total District wide non-resident population is over 12%.

If the district properly managed its non-resident student population at PMS and throughout the District, there would be NO NEED to spend over $30 million in capital and over $1.2 million in annual operating costs!!

The District has said that it has taken over 20 months to review all options for addressing overcrowded schools, have they considered reducing non-resident student population. If not why not??

I believe this is a COMPLETELY self-inflicted problem that must be fixed without spending over $30 million in capital and $1.2 million in annual operating costs.  Over $30 million in capital costs must be COMPLETELY paid for by District #281 residents, not non-resident student families!!

Please contact RAS School Board and Administration to ask why THEY have caused this problem??


Entry filed under: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, Education, Golden Valley, Hennepin, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, School Board, Taxation. Tags: , , .

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