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Referendum 2014

On November 4, 2014, Robbinsdale Area School District residents voted to approve our two school funding requests:

 




Question 1: Request to renew the existing operating levy

 

Question 2: Request to approve a new technology levy


Read more about the results here, and click here to read a message of thanks from Superintendent Aldo Sicoli.


Five fast facts on Q1 to renew the operating levy:

  1. No tax increase if approved by voters
  2. Helps maintain lower than average class sizes
  3. Funds daily school and district operations such as classroom supplies, staff salaries, building maintenance and transportation
  4. Provides $20 million per year, which is equivalent to 225 teachers or the entire staffing costs of five elementary schools
  5. As good fiscal stewards, the school board has made tough decisions, cutting more than $18 million since 2000-01 to maintain a balanced budget


Click here to read a fact sheet about both referendum questions.

 

Five fast facts on Q2 to add a technology levy:

  1. Robbinsdale Area Schools is one of the few school districts in Hennepin County that does not currently have a voter-approved capital project levy to provide funds for technology
  2. Technology is necessary to adequately prepare students to thrive in our digital world and join a highly-skilled 21st century workforce
  3. Funds would be used to increase technology access for students and staff, support personalized learning and expand technology for teaching and learning
  4. A technology levy would provide a stable source of funding to enable the school district to fully implement its comprehensive, research-based technology plan and support student learning
  5. If approved, the tax impact on the median value district home ($195,000) would be $7 per month


Click here to read a fact sheet about the technology levy.


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