Referendum 2019

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Operating Levy and Bond Referendum 2019

On November 5, Lakeville Area Schools is asking voters to consider passing a operating levy and bond referendum in order to expand opportunities for students and address school safety and security. Two questions will go on the November 5 ballot. If voters approve the requests, all schools throughout the district will see improvements. 

What’s in it for your student?

Question 1The first question increases the district's operating levy by $345 per pupil, generating $4.27 million per year (a median tax impact of $200 per year or $16.67 per month).
Student Opportunity Long
  • More electives for middle school students. By adding 25 more teachers, students will have increased access to exploratory courses and new elective offerings like world languages and coding.
  • Increased elementary school classroom resources to match ever-increasing enrollment
  • Increased funding to support the social-emotional needs of our students. Full-time elementary counselors will serve within each elementary school
Safety and Security Long
  • Greater school security. An additional school resource officer will provide enhanced security at the middle school level and district-wide. One more school psychologist will facilitate a threat assessment process to identify and respond to potential threats.
  • Additional Information Technology (IT) support. An IT strategist and additional IT support personnel will maintain staff and student devices, technology systems and network infrastructure.
Question 2The second question is a bond referendum amounting to $42.9 million (a median tax impact of $28 per year or $2.33 per month). This question is contingent on question one passing.
Student Opportunity Long
  • Gymnasium addition with two courts at McGuire Middle School for student and community use.
  • New pool at Century Middle School for swimming lessons and use by swim teams and residents.
  • Two turf practice fields at Lakeville North and Lakeville South High Schools for more athletics, activities and community use.
Safety and Security Long
  • Security improvements to all school buildings to minimize the impact of a threat.
  • IT upgrades to meet cybersecurity, fiber optic and disaster recovery requirements.

Voter Information

Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Your polling location is based on your residence. Visit mnvotes.org to learn more about registering to vote and to find your polling location

Voters can vote early or by absentee ballot starting on Sept. 20. Early voting can be done by mail or in person at Lakeville City Hall, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and until 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4. Learn more at isd194.org/ourfuture/voting.

Contact us

We encourage our community to contact us with questions about the referendum.

Call us directly at 952-232-2004  |  Email us directly at isd194@isd194.org 

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