While we are fortunate that Saint Paul residents voted to approve a school funding increase, part of the 2018 approved referendum funding was targeted at limiting budget cuts. Sadly, local districts continue to struggle in their efforts to provide high quality educational programs and supports to students due to lags in state and federal funding for education.
Please have a conversation with your elected official(s)! It may seem overwhelming or out of your comfort zone at first, but elected officials need to be responsive to the needs of their constituents. This means, they need to hear from you!
The Minnesota PTA Action Center (https://www.votervoice.net/MNPTA/campaigns/65176/respond) provides an interactive platform that guides you thru how to contact your legislator. Please do this ASAP to help us fund Jie Ming and other schools around the state. See attached PDF with links and details to hep you.