Kids' Company

Winter 2016

Referendum Planning Information Sessions

Please consider attending one of the referendum planning information sessions next week. I hope to see you there! - Kelly

Referendum Planning Information Sessions Scheduled For Feb. 11 and 16

Over the past year, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools has undergone an extensive and thoughtful process to study our district’s growth and needs. Between this school year and 2021, 1,500 more students are expected in our schools, spread across all grade levels. That’s an average of 250 additional students every year.

In early March, the School Board will make a final decision about what to include in a May referendum to support our growth into the future, knowing that our existing funding sources are not enough to handle this growth. Prior to that decision, the Board is inviting community input. The public is invited to attend the following Information Sessions to learn more about the districtwide facilities study, ask questions and provide input.

February 11, 7 p.m. at Prior Lake High School

February 16, 7 p.m. at Twin Oaks Middle School

During this planning phase, we are trying to address needs at all levels and at all buildings; they may include a new elementary school and additions to all of our buildings to alleviate crowding due to enrollment growth. The board may also consider a technology levy to provide dedicated funding for classroom technology and free up operating dollars for a new elementary school.

At the Information Sessions, we will share an overview of the district’s process, facilities study and options being considered for a May referendum. Following the presentations, the public can visit a variety of stations where district representatives will be on hand to answer questions and collect input regarding: building construction, technology, finance and more. Hope to see you there!


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Kids' Company is the place to be!

Kids' Company continues to grow and we are now serving over 1100 children, which is 30% of the elementary population. Our Kids' Co. team continues to grow to almost 100. See photo below.

The KC leadership team (Site Leaders, Kristi, Kelly) have been working really hard to define our work and align it with the district mission, vision and strategic directions. We are using the brand new Minnesota Guide to Effective Afterschool Practices, called Believe It, Build It, to get this process rolling. The MN afterschool community came together to create this guide and they/we believe that...

  • Every young person deserves opportunity to realize their fullest potential.
  • Young people have many strengths, abilities and assets.
  • Afterschool programs are important and impactful.
  • Community, family and culture are fundamental to a young person's identity.
  • We are stronger together.

We are really excited to share our work with all of you in the very near future. We will look to all of you for your support, input and passion as we take Kids' Company to the next level.

Thank you for all that you do and have a fantastic weekend!


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