Forest Lake Area Schools is facing many financial challenges. The district has been forced
to cut millions of dollars each year, and more cuts are forthcoming. The district is asking for public input on ways to address this crisis, and for guidance as to, ultimately, what kind of school district this community wants to have. The district is sponsoring six Community Conversations as a way to discuss the crisis, how it came to be, and possible ways of addressing it. The Community Conversations will be held throughout the school district. More information is available on the district's Special Events page. The schedule is as follows:
• Linwood Senior Center - Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m.
• Columbus City Hall - Monday, Feb. 5, 6 p.m.
• Lino Lakes City Hall - Monday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m.
• Split Rocks in Wyoming - Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.
• Scandia Community Center - Monday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
• Forest Lake American Legion - Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m.
Families who are new to the Forest Lake area are encouraged to visit our "Welcome New Families" section of the district website. It's filled with information about the area, registration information, and more.
Forest Lake Area Schools has produced three promotional videos featuring several current students and parents talking about what they feel are the best things about being a "Ranger." The videos are intended to be both informational and inspirational. Any students, parents or families who are choosing a school are encouraged to consider becoming a Ranger at Forest Lake Area Schools. The videos are available by clicking the following links: District Video #1, District Video #2 and District Video #3.