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2017 Levy Referendum Overview

2017 Levy Referendum

Faced with an operating levy set to expire and a need for additional revenue, the District 191 Board of Education unanimously approved asking voters to consider two school funding requests on the ballot for Election Day, Nov. 7.

The requests are:  

  • Question 1: Renew an existing operating levy, which is due to expire. If not renewed, the district would lose more than $7 million in annual funding that currently supports day-to-day school and district operating expenses, including retaining quality staff, transportation costs, utilities, classroom supplies and other supports to student learning.

  • Question 2: Increase the operating levy to provide $3.9 million in additional annual resources to minimize future budget cuts, help maintain class sizes and protect student support and educational programs. Q2 is contingent on Q1; Q2 can only pass if Q1 is approved.

A number of helpful referendum resources are available by clicking on the tabs in the left sidebar on this page under “2017 Referendum.”

Read the full announcement.

To learn more:

  • Attend an information session
    • Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville
    • Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m., Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville (Enter Door #1)
  • Email referendum@isd191.org
  • Call 952.707.2019