State of the District

  • Letter to the Community

    Dassel-Cokato Residents,
    The information included in this report is intended to increase awareness of the school district in the areas of budget, enrollment, class size, academic achievement, and staffing.

    Overall, we are fortunate to be very stable financially thanks to a levy passed by voters fall of 2018.  The levy has allowed us to restore reductions in the areas of supplies, capital budgets and eliminate the deficit spending trend that we have been in.

    As we look forward the additional revenue will allow us to settle competitive contracts, reduce class size, increase coverage in the health offices, increase supervision of locker rooms in the high school, and increase social worker access in the elementaries.  Accomplishing each of these improvements is part of our strategic plan and will create a new level of excellence within the district.

    Enrollment trends are stable to slightly increasing.  Academic achievement, as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments is high in most areas.  Class sizes this year are good and will be even better next year. Opportunities abound at all levels including a significant number of high school classes offering college credit at the high school level.

    Sub-sections with much more detail are available in the links to the side of the webpage.

    Thank you for your interest in the district and your continued support!
    Jeff Powers,
    Superintendent