2019 Referendum Projects
Strong Schools. Strong Communities.
Local voters approved both ISD 728 (Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman) requests for increased school funding in the Tuesday, November 5, 2019 election.
Question 1 passed 56.5% yes to 43.5% no. The increase in the operating levy will be used to fund school materials, student support and academic programs: (unofficial results: 5,901 yes votes, 4.542 no votes). Examples of how the funding will be used include:
• Supporting struggling students.
• Maintaining class sizes.
• Supporting student mental health.
• Updating curriculum and other classroom materials.
• Improving career and technical programs for students.
Question 2 passed 62.7% yes to 37.3% no. The bond funding will help address enrollment growth, deferred maintenance needs, flexible learning spaces and facility inequities (unofficial results: 6,546 yes votes, 3,900 no votes). Funds will be used to:
• Build a middle school to address enrollment growth.
• Address deferred maintenance needs across ISD 728, such as roofs, HVAC systems and parking lots, to maintain the community’s investment in our schools.
• Update indoor physical education and outdoor athletic facilities at all three traditional high schools to ensure they are equitable and adequate for students across the district.
• Create more flexible learning spaces across the district and at all levels to support different student learning styles.
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