Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

Guidelines & Procedures

Am I in?

Yes - unless you hear from us. Community Education does not mail class confirmations. If you have an email address at the time of registration, a confirmation will be emailed to you. If you do not hear from us, assume that you are in the class and that it will be held at the time and place indicated. We will contact you by phone or mail if there is a change. Please list a daytime phone number so we can reach you if a class is cancelled. If there is a last minute change, signs are posted at each site with your class information on it such as class title, room numbers and times of classes.

Class Confirmations

Community Education does not mail class confirmations. If you provide a valid email address at the time of registrations, a confirmation and a reminder will be emailed to you. We will contact you by phone or email if there is a change. Please list a daytime phone number so we can reach you if a class is cancelled. If there is a last minute change, signs are posted at each site with your class information, including class title, room number and time of class. 

Cancellation

Community Education reserves the right to withdraw a course due to lack of enrollment or loss of a suitable facility. If we have to cancel a class, every effort will be made to contact all the participants who preregistered. Please include on your registration form a phone number where you can be contacted during the day. Community Education assumes no responsibility for reaching registrants who do not provide an accessible daytime phone number. When ever possible messages will be left on voicemail/answering machines. If an email is provided at time of registration, notifications will also be sent to the address provided.

Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or for other unavoidable reasons. These sessions are made up whenever possible. If school closes during the day due to bad weather, Community Education will cancel all activities.
Call (952) 226-0080 for evening or weekend cancellation information.

Refunds

Your money will be refunded if your class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If you choose to cancel your class registration, to be eligible for a full refund we need to receive your request no later than 4 p.m. five business days prior to the first day of class. 

You must call or visit the CE Office to request a cancellation. Cancellations cannot be processed online by a consumer.

Cancellations for classes with supply fees must be received five business days prior to the first day of class unless otherwise noted in description. Refunds of supplies are not issued after that time due to commitments made to instructors. Cancellations received after five business days will be subject to no refund. A $10 processing fee will be deducted from any refund. 

Discounts

UCare members may be eligible for a $15 discount on most classes in this catalog. If a class is less than $15, the member may take the class for free. UCare for Seniors and EssentiaCare members may take one $15 discount per class per calendar year. Members must be a UCare member at the time of the registration and throughout the duration of the class. Members need to include their UCare ID numbers when registering. Some restrictions may apply. UCare Choices and Fairview Choices members are not eligible for the $15 class discount. 

Sign up with a friend or family members and you will each get 10% off your total fee (maximum discount of $15).  You must be taking the same classes and request the discount at the time of registration. The discount cannot be combined with any other coupon or offer. The 10% friend discount is offered via phone, in-person and online. Discount online will be applied at the payment screen. The same class must be in your shopping cart in order to receive discount. 10% discount is not valid on ECFE, Driver's Education,  Summer Swim lessons, private sessions or where otherwise noted. 

Tuition Assistance

Reduced fees, scholarships and payment plans are available for families experiencing financial hardship. Assistance is limited to one program per person in each quarter with a limit of $100 per person/per quarter. Some programs are not eligible. You must be a resident of ISD 719 to qualify. Call 952.226.0080 to request assistance. 

Satisfaction Guarantee

Please call the Community Education Office at (952) 226-0080 if you are not satisfied with any class or activity in which you participated. We appreciate being notified as soon as a concern is noticed, so that we may have the opportunity to improve the program for all participants. 

Privacy

The information requested on the registration forms will be used to verify eligibility as well as determine staff, facility and equipment needs. Your registration information may be provided to school district staff, volunteers, instructors, the school district attorney, insurer and auditor. Your email information is for internal use only and will not be sold or solicited. Photographs or videos of classes in action may be taken and used for district publications and web pages. If you object to having your picture used, please notify the Community Education Office at (952) 226-0080 each time you register.

Non-endorsement Policy

Prior Lake-Savage Community Education works with specialists in their fields who are interested in presenting classes in their areas of expertise to the community. We do not endorse the opinions or business affiliations of the instructors.

All financial seminars are carefully screened to ensure they are strictly informational in nature. Although most seminars are presented by professional financial planners, the design is non-biased and non-sales oriented. You will not be pressured to make a purchase or meet with sales people. We prohibit the direct distribution of flyers, pamphlets or marketing materials that promote specific products, services or companies. We do, however, offer you the opportunity to receive an instructor’s business card or you can ask for more information should you have additional, specific questions that go beyond the content or time frame of the seminar. We hope your participation in  these programs will be enjoyable. For questions, call Jenny at (952) 226-0085.

Special Requests

If special assistance/accommodations is needed to participate in a Community Education Program, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to start of program to allow enough time for special accommodations. 

Participant Waiver

Registration for any class waives all rights and claims for any and all injuries from whatever cause suffered by participation in activities.

Student Absences

To be eligible to participate in Community Education programs, classes or events, students are expected to be in school all day. Students who are ill or miss for other reasons not considered excused absences (such as a doctor's appointment), will not be allowed to participate in Community Education programs on that day.