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 10-year operating levy and 13-year 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. 

The second question will be contingent on the first question passing. The district estimates that if both pass, the tax impact on a median value home ($370,000) in the district would be a $19 per month increase.

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.

 

Community Information Meetings

In the weeks leading up to the November 5 vote, Lakeville Area Schools will be holding several community information meetings to bring you details of the operating levy and bond referendum so you can make an informed vote. You will be able to have your questions answered at these meetings as well. 

Community Meeting Schedule:

October 14, 7 p.m.
Elko New Market Library
Community Room

October 21, 6:15 p.m.
Kenwood Trail Middle School
Auditorium

October 28, 6:15 p.m.
Lakeville South High School
Auditorium

What Does My Ballot Look Like?

This is how both questions will appear on your ballot on November 5. If you wish, you will be able to vote early or absentee starting September 20.

2019 Sample Ballot

Voting Information

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Calculate the Estimated 2020 Tax Impact for Your Home or Business

Tax Impact Summary

Contact us!

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

Call us directly at 952-232-2001

Email us directly at isd194@isd194.org 

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