Senators support ISD 831 bond proposal

State Sen. Karin Housley
State Sen. Roger C. Chamberlain
Guest Writers

Schools have the important job of preparing children to face the challenges of the 21st century. To accomplish this, they must have the resources and facilities to meet students’ educational needs. 

We believe the time has come, in the Forest Lake School District, to repair the existing facilities and provide safe, secure and dependable schools for students, both now and for generations to come. 

The district has done its homework and offered a reasonable plan to do just that. It’s brought together a diverse coalition of business leaders, parents, labor and community associations to provide our children with an educational environment that is second to none. 

This plan and bond request will be brought to the voters on May 20. The funds will go solely toward maintaining and improving existing buildings.

It’s been more than 16 years since voters passed a bond that allowed the district to make major improvements and necessary maintenance. It’s clear that district facilities are badly in need of repair and upgrades, and that safety and security improvements are needed. 

We support this effort and believe it will be an educational and economic benefit to the community for years to come. 

Again, we believe this is a smart and reasonable request, and we encourage all Forest Lake area residents to vote on May 20.

– Karin Housley (R-St. Mary’s Point) represents Senate District 39. Roger Chamberlain (R-Lino Lakes) represents Senate District 38.

  • It should be noted that neither of these senators live in the Forest Lake School district and wouldn’t have to pay a dime of this tax increase, the LARGEST bonding bill in statewide history!