How can we get more state aid?

The Legislature determines how much state aid schools receive through formulas they enact in law. Cambridge-Isanti Schools doesn't qualify for some state aid categories. For example, there is state aid to cover the costs of some referendums, but we don't have a voter-approved operating referendum.

If the school district referendum is approved, we will qualify for about $500,000 in additional state aid— tax dollars that residents are already paying to the state, through income and sales tax. Those funds go to other communities right now, and if the referendum is approved, that money will come back to our community.