The proposed increase in the Willmar Public Schools levy has created much discussion in the community. I strongly support the increases if indeed the additional dollars are used as promoted to upgrade textbooks, technology equipment and broaden curriculum in our schools. We must provide these tools to our students to give them every opportunity to succeed in life.
Some questions have been asked, however, where no clear answer has been given. The Democrat nominee for governor, Mark Dayton, has gone on record saying he would increase funding for education if elected. He currently leads in most polls. If he is elected and the school levy passes, will the increased funding form the state be set aside, not used but rather invested, until the levy term expires? Is this how it would work?