Forest Lake, MN— Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, issued the following statement regarding recent news that Lakes International Language Academy in Forest Lake is receiving $407,370 in school safety grant funding. Last session, the Legislature approved and Governor Dayton signed into law $25 million in capital investment funds that schools could apply for to make physical safety improvements. The Minnesota Department of Education also formally announced the grant allocations in a news release.
“Our families, our schools and our students are a top priority at the Capitol, and I am incredibly pleased that LILA received funding to make safety upgrades and help keep their students safe. The safety and well-being of Minnesota kids always comes first,” said Rep. Dettmer. “It is a privilege to work for our students and schools at the Capitol, and I will continue to champion measures that invest in education, improve student learning, and put Minnesota kids on a path to academic success.”
The Legislature approved an additional $25 million in school safety grants as part of the supplemental budget bill, but those funds were vetoed by Governor Dayton.