If you've been worried about the Lake Harriet Bandshell falling into a state of disrepair, we have good news – the Park Board will soon release plans for fixing the roof, with repairs slated to start this fall.
Melissa's latest article on the funding situation in Minneapolis Public Schools is up today following the School Board's Finance Committee meeting last week. Last week, the committee reviewed the proposed 2022-2023 budget, which will include "cuts to academic programs, custodial services, ventilation upgrades, and state-leading programs to train, hire, and retain teachers of color."
The full School Board meets tonight, and will be discussing a number of big ticket items, including a contract for proposed interim superintendent Rochelle Cox, a new Board member to to replace Josh Pauly, updates to the mission of the educational program, a new 10 year facility maintenance plan, and more. The agenda also includes a presentation on the 2022-2023 budget and votes on a number of private contracts for the district. Here's a link to the full budget presentation they'll be presenting tonight.If you want to participate, School Board meetings are held at the John B. Davis Education Service Center at 1250 W. Broadway Ave. You can livestream them here.
Did you know Minneapolis Public Schools offers full-day Pre-K Child Care? It's called Minneapolis Kids Jr. (like Minneapolis Kids, but for four year-olds only). Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open now. If your kid will be 4 on September 1, check out details and register here.
A giant Number 2 pencil is coming to a front lawn around Lake of the Isles. (Axios Twin Cities)
Congrats to Jeffrey Meitrodt and Nicole Norfleet of the Star Tribune for being named Pulitzer finalists for their investigation into financial services companies preying on accident victims around the country. (Pulitzer)
MSP Magazine did a fun rundown on Instagram of the best in-store pets all across Southwest Minneapolis. (Mpls.St. Paul Magazine)
The print archives for City Pages and the Twin Cities Reader are now available on the Star Tribune's website. (Twitter)
Homeless shelters across Hennepin County are facing a fiscal cliff as their pandemic-related funding starts to run dry. (Star Tribune)
A deer spotting in the Roberts Bird Sanctuary next to Lake Harriet. (Reddit)
The City Council's Committee of the Whole meets at 1:30 p.m. The agenda for today includes a discussion of the ongoing uses of American Rescue Plan dollars and a list of committee reports that the group will review.
The American Swedish Institute is looking for volunteers to help staff the museum.
The Ward 11 monthly meeting with Council Member Emily Koski takes place tonight at 7 p.m. Details with a video link on how to join are here.
East Harriet Neighborhood Association is looking for someone to help with its rebranding.
OUT & ABOUT
Want to go see music or movies in the city's parks this summer? The organizers added a ton of events over on Facebook.
Go see Southside Aces play some New Orleans jazz at Icehouse tonight.
The Lagoon Cinema has $7 tickets on Mondays and Tuesdays.