(St. Paul, MN) -- Voters in around 40 school districts are going to the polls today to consider bond and levy referendums (Tuesday). The money would help with building projects and basic operating expenses. Education Minnesota President Denise Specht says she's not surprised by the number of districts going to the voters for additional funding. She's calling for the state legislature to step up and "fully fund public education." About 70 percent of school referendums passed in 2018.
Several school boards in the lakes area will be eagerly awaiting the votes tonight. In the Alexandria Public School District, they are asking for an operating levy for the first time in fifteen years (2004).
In Brandon-Evansville they are seeking to help solve a number of building issues with two questions…the first asks if voters want to authorize to issue general obligation school building bonds of more than 19.9 million dollars to fix and update current facilities in Brandon and convert it into a pre-K through 12 facility……. The second question asks IF the first question passes, would voters be willing to authorize an additional 5.3-million dollars for construction of a multipurpose gymnasium, among other additions to the facilities.
For details, just go to mnvotes.org.