In May, School District 197 voters rejected a bond levy to fund a new Early Learning Center. Rather than resubmitting that proposal to voters in November, the school board saw the wisdom of investigating alternate approaches to meet the needs of a growing number of preschool-age children in the district.
In regard to the upcoming levy votes in ISD 197, citizens have been advised by local groups opposed to the levies to distrust anything coming from the school board, the schools themselves, and involved parents, and to verify the facts for themselves.
I urge the voters of Inver Grove Heights to vote for Paul Hark for the city council. I have known Paul for many years. He raised his family in Inver Grove Heights and cares very much about this community.
I am writing to encourage you to vote for Paul Hark for Inver Grove Heights City Council. I have worked beside Paul on the Planning Commission for these past 9 years and admire his knowledge and integrity.
The September 21 edition of the South-West Review carried a front page story of the reunited childhoods of the kids who grew up in the Summit Park neighborhood of South St. Paul some 65 years ago. I’m proud to say that I was one of those kids, and I couldn’t have been more excited to see and spend the day talking with my old playmates.
Liz Petschel deserves to be re-elected to the City Council of Mendota Heights. Liz has served Mendota Heights for 14 years. She worked to control aircraft noise over our city for the past 14 years as a member/chair of our Airport Relations Committee.
District 197 says that a new football stadium is now more important than the Early Learning Center it asked you to approve last election. The voters said “No” to the bond levy last May that included a new childhood education center, security renovations and technology upgrades at District schools.