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Public Hearing Notice - ISD 2759 Eagle Valley Public School Dissolution

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

Public Hearing Presentation 

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 123A.46, subdivision 6, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Todd County Board of Commissioners, Todd County, Minnesota, of a public hearing to be held as follows: 

 Date:               May 23rd, 2017

Place:               Commissioner’s Boardroom of the Historic Courthouse - 215 1st Ave S, Long Prairie, MN 56347

Time:               7:00 p.m. 

Said hearing will be conducted by the Todd County Board of Commissioners, regarding the dissolution of Independent School District No. 2759 (Eagle Valley Public Schools) (“EVPS”) and the attachment of its territory to one or more adjoining school district(s).  

EVPS will not be able to maintain a PK-12 education program as of July 1, 2017, for the following reasons: 

1.           The Secondary Tuition Agreement with Independent School District No. 787 (Browerville) will expire on June 30, 2017 and will not be renewed;

2.           EVPS has been unable to secure a Secondary Tuition Agreement with an adjoining school district to educate its students in grades 7-12 and EVPS does not have the staff, revenue or facilities to provide its students with a secondary education;

3.           The Minnesota Department of Education is withholding EVPS’s State aid;

4.           EVPS has been experiencing declining student enrollment over five consecutive years;

5.           EVPS is unable to repay Aid Anticipation Certificates of Indebtedness, Series 2016A; and

6.           Other good and sufficient reasons.

 Interested individuals are invited to attend and will be offered the opportunity to present information at the public hearing, and the Board of Commissioners, at a subsequent regular or special meeting, will make a final decision regarding the dissolution of EVPS and the attachment of its territory to one or more adjoining school district(s).

 By:      /s/ on file

            Denise Gaida, Todd County Auditor-Treasurer

            Clerk to the Board

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