Series of budget meetings with public begins Feb. 5

The Elk River Area School District is hosting a series of public meetings in preparation for upcoming budget decisions.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide accurate information about the Elk River Area School District 728 budget, and to seek the public’s input on solutions and priorities.

The Elk River Area School Board agreed Feb. 3 at a work session to stay the course with its decision from long ago to come up with $2.75 million in expenditure reductions.

Three public meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on the following days at the following locations:

•Feb. 5 in the Rogers Middle School commons

•Feb. 6 in the Twin Lakes Elementary cafeteria

•Feb. 19 in the Zimmerman Elementary cafeteria