White Bear Lake Area School District's Capital Projects Levy Renewal Passes

Voters in the White Bear Lake Area School District approved the renewal of the district's Capital Project Levy to fund safety and security measures and equipment throughout the district, classroom technology and equipment, curriculum and instruments, and buses and vans for student transportation by a margin of 59.5% yes to 40.5% no (unofficial results: 17,231 yes votes, 11,707 no votes).

Bear mascot holding %22Thank You%22 sign

Election Results

See the district's full press release here.


 

At the July 11 regular meeting, the White Bear Lake Area School Board unanimously voted in favor of placing a capital projects levy renewal question on the November ballot. The capital projects levy contributes significantly to the ability of the District to meet its ongoing and increasing capital needs. Renewal of the levy is projected to generate $2,590,309 annually for an additional 10 years beginning in 2024. 

The tax rate for district property owners will remain unchanged, as this is a straight renewal of an existing levy. 

The funds will be used in the following ways:

  • Safety and Security: The capital projects levy allows the district to maintain and increase safety and security measures and equipment throughout the district.

  • Technology and related services: The capital projects levy allows the district to provide classroom technology, software and computers for students. Related services include the maintenance of equipment and technology staff.

  • Textbooks, curriculum materials and equipment, and musical instruments: The capital projects levy allows the district to purchase textbooks, curriculum materials and equipment, and musical instruments according to our curriculum replacement cycle.

  • Transportation: The capital projects levy allows the district to purchase buses and vans to maintain its fleet for student transportation.

See the full press release here.

Informational Presentation

Thank you to those who were able to join us for one of the three community informational presentations we hosted at locations throughout the district during the past few weeks. This video presentation covers the information shared at those events.

Capital Projects Levy Q&A

Capital Projects Levy Renewal Materials

First page of the PDF file: 2022_10Facts
First page of the PDF file: 2023CapitalProjectsReviewandComment
First page of the PDF file: BearsBulletinFall2022
First page of the PDF file: 2022CPLtaximpact
First page of the PDF file: LevyAuthorityComparison
First page of the PDF file: 2022TaxpayerNotice
First page of the PDF file: 2022VotePostcard

 


 

Tax Impact

First page of the PDF file: 2022CPLtaximpact

 

Tax Comparison 

 

graph of districts showing WBLAS third lowest out of nine

 

Voting information 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 8, 2022.
 
 
Find general election information on the MN Secretary of State website here.

 

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