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MPS Strong Referendum Sample Ballot Questions

MPS Strong Referendum Sample Ballot Questions

MPS Strong Referendum sample ballot with explanations

On November 6, look for the following questions on your general election ballot. 

School District Question 1: Approval of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization

The Board of Special School District No. 1 (Minneapolis Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $490.00 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for seven years beginning with taxes payable in 2019, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.
 
Yes/No
 
Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Special School District No. 1 be approved? (goes to the right to the yes/no bubbles)
 
By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.

School District Question 2: Approval of School District Capital Project Levy Authorization

The Board of Special School District No. 1 (Minneapolis Public Schools) has proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 2.249% times the net tax capacity of the school district to provide funds for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of software applications and technology equipment, and for training and directly related personnel costs. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $12,000,000 for taxes payable in 2019, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for seven years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $84,000,000.
 
Yes/No
 
Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Special School District No. 1 be approved? (goes to the right to the yes/no bubbles)
 
By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.