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Paid political letter: District 206 spending increases while performance decreases

Ideas and opinions in this letter are those of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the stance of this paper. The author of this letter has paid for its placement.

Here’s a summary of School District 206 state ranking and per student expenditure since 2016

2016 – ranked 49th at $11,311 spent/student; 2017 ranked 84th at $11,460 spent/student; 2018 – ranked 83rd at $11,673 spent/student; 2019 – ranked 105th and $12,294 spent/student; 2021 ranked 79th at $12,133 spent/student; 2022 – ranked 77th and $13,324 spent/student.

Data Sources  (www.schooldigger.com) &   (www.alexschools.org community guide). No Data available for 2020.

In the past 6 years, per student spending has increased 15%, while the statewide school ranking has been allowed to drop 36%. The current administration is failing our schools, kids, and community. We Must demand change; Elect the conservative voices of Lynne Lommen; Laura Knudsen; and Vern Engstrom and Maureen Eigen.

Monty Normand
Alexandria, Minn.