Metro-area School ballot questions

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Maple Lake (ISD #881) Percent Votes
Question 1: The board of Independent School District No. 881 (Maple Lake Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $584.18 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 881 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
45.2% 1,247
No
54.8% 1,511
  Precincts reporting:
100% (9 of 9)
Question 2: The board of Independent School District No. 881 (Maple Lake Public Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 1.7737% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $100,000 for taxes payable in 2017, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $1,000,000. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation and maintenance of technology, technology systems, and directly related personnel costs. Shall the capital project levy authorization to fund technology proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 881 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
43.6% 1,155
No
56.4% 1,495
  Precincts reporting:
100% (9 of 9)
Minneapolis Percent Votes
Question 1: The Board of Special School District No. 1 (Minneapolis Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,604.31 per pupil, which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2016. The revenue will be used to manage class sizes and provide supportive services and activities for students. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for nine years, beginning with taxes payable in 2017, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Special School District No. 1 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING TO EXTEND AN EXISTING PROPERTY TAX REFERENDUM THAT IS SCHEDULED TO EXPIRE.
Yes
83.4% 165,912
No
16.6% 32,948
  Precincts reporting:
100% (134 of 134)
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale (ISD #622) Percent Votes
Question 1: The board of Independent School District No. 622 (North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $630 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
54.5% 22,182
No
45.5% 18,519
  Precincts reporting:
100% (33 of 33)
Orono (ISD #278) Percent Votes
Question 1: The board of Independent School District No. 278 (Orono Public Schools) has proposed to revoke the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,530.05 per pupil and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $1,975 per pupil. The school district's actual referendum revenue for any year shall not exceed the statutory maximum for that year. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years, beginning with taxes payable in 2017, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the school district's existing referendum revenue authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 278 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
54.6% 4,213
No
45.4% 3,501
  Precincts reporting:
100% (9 of 9)
Question 2: Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 278 (Orono Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $27,390,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of an addition to Orono High School consisting of a multi-purpose athletic, physical education and community facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
50.1% 3,875
No
49.9% 3,863
  Precincts reporting:
100% (9 of 9)
Rockford Percent Votes
Question 1: The board of Independent School District No. 883 (Rockford Area Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,142 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for nine years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 883 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
40.2% 2,046
No
59.8% 3,048
  Precincts reporting:
100% (11 of 11)
Question 2: The board of Independent School District No. 883 (Rockford Area Schools) has also proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 3.834% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $395,100 for taxes payable in 2017, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for nine years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $3,555,900. The money raised by this authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, computers, mobile devices, improved technology, technology systems, networks, infrastructure, office and instructional technology, and related training. Shall the capital project levy authorization to fund technology proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 883 be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
39% 1,986
No
61% 3,102
  Precincts reporting:
100% (11 of 11)
Rush City (ISD #139) Percent Votes
Question 1: The board of Independent School District No. 139 (Rush City Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $700 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for 7 years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the increased referendum revenue authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 139 (Rush City Public Schools) be approved? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
42.2% 1,249
No
57.8% 1,713
  Precincts reporting:
100% (8 of 8)
St. Cloud (ISD #742) Percent Votes
Question 1: Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 742 (St. Cloud Area Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $104,500,000 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of a school site and school facilities, including reimbursement for the acquisition of land previously purchased for the school site, and the construction and equipping of a new Tech High School facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
50.4% 23,018
No
49.6% 22,694
  Precincts reporting:
100% (59 of 59)
Question 2: If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the school board of Independent School District No. 742 (St. Cloud Area Public Schools) also be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $38,750,000 to provide funds for the repair, renovation, equipping, upgrading and construction of improvements to the existing Apollo High School site and facility? BY VOTING "YES" ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.
Yes
48.5% 22,060
No
51.5% 23,408
  Precincts reporting:
100% (59 of 59)
West St. Paul (ISD #197) Percent Votes
Question 1: The school board of Independent School District No. 197 (West St. Paul - Mendota Heights - Eagan Area Schools) has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authorization in the amount of $964.82 per pupil, which expires at the end of taxes-payable year 2017. The authorization proposed in this ballot question would be first effective for taxes payable in 2018, would increase annually by the rate of inflation as determined by statute, provided that actual referendum revenue authorization for any year would not exceed the statutory maximum for that year, and would be applicable for ten years unless earlier revoked or reduced as provided by law. Shall the renewal of the referendum levy authorization proposed by the school board of Independent School District No. 197 be approved?
Yes
64.7% 15,170
No
35.3% 8,272
  Precincts reporting:
100% (22 of 22)

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