As New School Year Begins, SPPS Faces Changes

September 04, 2018 11:18 PM

On Tuesday, parents across the metro readied their kids for a new school year.

This new school year comes with some changes for students and staff at St. Paul Public Schools.

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This summer, the district made millions of dollars in cuts to help balance a budget shortfall. Most programs district-wide will be trimmed by about 5 percent, district leaders said.

District officials also said just over 100 staff members, teachers included, won't be back this year.

Meanwhile, officials said for the first time in years, enrollment is up and the student population is expected to be nearly 35,000.


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The St. Paul Board of Education is asking St. Paul voters to approve an $18 million levy, this November. District officials said the estimated tax impact would be approximately $11 per month for an average homeowner.

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