Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes section 126C.40, Subdivision 1, a district may request permission to make an additional (property tax) levy to fund the cost of leasing a building and/or land. Levy authority has been granted to provide revenue for leasing space for Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and Community Education Programs. The lease levy applications are completed in the summer on the Minnesota Department of Education’s (MDE) levy information system. Contact the district’s business office for more information or Bill Kiesow or 651-582-8801.
Updated October, 2013
Gifted and Talented Education Symposium – June 9-12
Registration is now open for the sixth annual Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium—a collaboration between the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), the Hormel Foundation and Austin School District. Daily sessions address best practices on the assessment of students for services, program models, social and emotional needs, instructional strategies, under-represented populations, under-achievement, integration of STEM and technology as well as specific content in the areas of science, mathematics, language arts and social studies.