Over the last several months, Eastern Carver County School District has shared information about the needs facing district schools and the resulting referendum. On Nov. 5th, district residents will be asked to vote on three questions: Question 1: An operating levy increase to support student learning. Question 2: Bond funds to address growth and building maintenance needs. Question 3: Levy renewal to support school security and technology. Without this funding, there would be negative impacts, such as continued crowding, increased class sizes, deteriorating facilities, teacher layoffs, continued cuts to academic programs and services, cuts to technology equipment and supports, and limited updates to school security systems. Get the facts about the referendum and the funding needed to manage growing enrollment and budget gaps at www.district112.org/vote2019. Whatever your position, the district urges you to get out on November 5th and vote. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to... Continue reading Tuesday, Nov. 5th is Election Day!
Join Superintendent Clint Christopher and other district leadership at Carver Elementary School for continued conversation about the work being done within Eastern Carver County Schools to create school environments where every child feels welcome, safe, and included. District updates on equity, diversity, and inclusion work will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Keith Brooks, our new Director of Equity and Inclusion. Join us to learn about the work, ask questions, and talk about what this means for our community. Parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend. Monday, July 22nd 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Carver Elementary School, 1717 Ironwood Drive,... Continue reading July 22: A Community Conversation on Equity and Eastern Carver County Schools
Eastern Carver County School Board Approves November Referendum Three questions on the ballot at the November 5 election At their Monday, June 24 meeting, the Eastern Carver County School Board unanimously approved putting a referendum before voters with a three-question ballot on November 5, 2019. The three questions address enrollment growth and funding needs necessary to provide the educational experience each student needs and deserves. Question 1: An operating levy increase to help bridge our budget gap, continue the strong academic preparation of our students, prevent cuts to programs and services, maintain class sizes and manage growing enrollment. Question 2: A bond request to build a new elementary school on district-owned land in Chaska, address deferred maintenance needs across the district and build a larger bus garage on a new site. Question 2 can pass only if Question 1 is approved. Question 3: A no-tax increase renewal of our existing security and technology levy,... Continue reading Eastern Carver County School Board Approves November Referendum
E. Carver Co. Schools’ Nutrition Services department maintains an Angel Fund that is by funded by donations. The Angel Fund is used to assist families in our district that need assistance paying for meals for their children. School administrators help identify how to best allocate the funds that will make a positive difference in the lives of our students and their families. Donations come from individuals, businesses and charitable foundations. Many families donate the balance left in a student’s account when they graduate or leave the district. Every bit helps! Donations can be sent to the Nutrition Services department, Attn: Julie Eklund, 11 Peavey Rd, Chaska, MN 55318. Questions? Contact Julie Eklund in Nutrition Services at EklundJ@district112.org, or call... Continue reading Donations welcome to district Angel Fund
To address continued enrollment growth, budget pressures and student academic needs, Eastern Carver County Schools has been working hard to ensure it has the spaces, funding and tools it needs to continue to provide exceptional, personalized learning to its students. This work has included a Facilities Task Force, ongoing budget analysis, School Board work sessions, input sessions and community surveys to help identify priority projects and the funding needed. This work will continue over the next several months, with a request for local funding support on the November 2019 ballot. Learn more about this work and the district’s growth and funding needs on this comprehensive website, which includes a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are projected to grow by more than 1,400 students in five years, with nearly two-thirds of those students at the elementary level. If state funding had kept pace with... Continue reading FAQ on District Growth and Funding Needs
The short answer is no. After yesterday’s cancellation, all of our schools still meet the statutory minimums for instructional minutes. We are monitoring our current status by calculating days and minutes given the weather related cancellations/adjustments to schedules. Statute requires independent school districts to schedule at least 165 instructional days; we are fortunate to have a calendar with 173 student contact days as well as more instructional minutes than required. The decision to make up lost instructional time would be made by the school board, which sets the school calendar and has the authority to make changes. We will notify families should any days be added to the school... Continue reading Will students need to make up time due to the school closures?