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

2 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success. Why We’re Here Successful September 2006 Bond Issue Successful November 2007 Levy Referendum Renewal

3 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success. 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 will have grade configurations that make sense for kids

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

5 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success. Sharing our Successes Successful November 2007 Levy Referendum Renewal –Renew expiring amount totaling $6.5 million and revoke and renew amount totaling $7.6 54% approval

6 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success. Bond vs. Levy 1.Construction and excitement 2.Technology 3.General Fund Dollars Renewal New

7 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success. District Strategies 1.Community Engagement 2.Community Survey 3.Print Materials 4.Staff Involvement 5.Technology 6.Cable Broadcasts / Updates 7.Media Campaign 8.Liaison with Citizen’s Committee

8 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success Bond Issue Early fall Small number of volunteers Community Events Focus on parents

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

10 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success Levy Referendum Renewal More time to organize, thus larger volunteer base Continued focus on parents, with additional focus on business and other community partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 South Washington County Schools... empowering all learners with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for success. Thank you! Questions? Leslee Boyd, – Barb Brown, –


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