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).
Unofficial election results are posted on the White Bear Lake Area Schools Election Results page of the Secretary of State's website.
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.
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.
- How will the Capital Project Levy money be spent?
- Is there an easy way to remember what will be covered by the Capital Projects Levy?
- What will happen if the renewal is not approved?
- When was the Capital Projects Levy most recently approved?
- Is the Capital Projects Levy Renewal a tax rate increase?
- Were other options considered before coming to the voters?
- Do all districts receive local levy support?
- What are some tangible ways students benefit from capital projects levy?
- What measures have been taken by the district to establish fiscal responsibility?
- What voter-approved levies and bonds does the district have?
- Is it true that districts have received a lot of extra funding in recent years?
- What is the tax impact of the Capital Projects Levy Renewal?
- How do we compare with neighboring/comparative districts in relation to voter approved operating referendum and capital project levy authority per pupil?
- Where can I learn more about the Capital Projects Levy Renewal?
Capital Projects Levy Renewal Materials
Find presentations related to the Capital Projects Levy below:
- 651-407-7563, Superintendent's Office