Lakeville Area Schools will hold a special election on Tuesday, Nov. 5 seeking voter approval of two ballot questions.
QUESTION 1 would authorize the district’s general education revenue by $345 per pupil, generating $4.27 million per year for 10 years, a median tax impact of $200 per year or $16.67 per month. If approved, the district could provide more electives for middle school students, increased elementary school resources, full-time counselors in every elementary school, and greater school security staff and information technology staff.
QUESTION 2 would authorize the district to issue up to $42.9 million, a median tax impact of $28 per year or $2.33 per month, and would provide funds for the construction of school safety and security systems in our schools; information technology improvements; the construction a gymnasium addition to McGuire Middle School; the construction of a pool addition to Century Middle School; and artificial turf practice fields at the Lakeville North and Lakeville South High School. Question 2 is contingent on Question 1, meaning it can only pass if Question 1 is approved by voters.
Election Day Voting
Early in-person voting is Tuesday, October 29 through Monday, November 4, during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Lakeville City Hall. Absentee voting began Friday, September 20. To absentee vote, voters must complete an Absentee Ballot Application. Return the completed application by mail, fax or as a scanned attachment to an email to the address listed on the application. Your absentee ballot materials will be mailed to the address indicated on the application. Absentee ballots must be received on or before Election Day to be counted. Any ballot that is received after 3 p.m. on Election Day will not be opened.