Education Department approves SSP Schools bond proposal

The Minnesota Department of Education has issued a positive review on the South St. Paul Schools building bond proposal that will come before district voters on May 21. If voters approve the bond, the total cost to the average South St. Paul homeowner would be less than $7 per month and would fund the school district’s four-point Facilities Master Plan, which includes site improvements and facility maintenance, relieving overcrowding in the elementary schools to enhance programming, addressing district-wide safety and security needs, and reducing district rental costs.

According to official communication from the Department of Education, “The Commissioner of Education judges the proposed construction to be educational and economically advisable.” The positive Review and Comment was based on a thorough review of district plans to construct, renovate and re-purpose projects throughout the district to address instructional, security, deferred maintenance and technology communication needs.

The complete Review and Comment will be published in the South-West Review and is also available at under “Facilities Master Plan.” Questions about the building bond can be directed to the school district at 651-457-9465 or

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