Election Day Brings Record Number of School Levies to the Ballot

Minnesota voters will decide more than 100 school levies Tuesday, and nearly all of them will address one of four concerns: school building improvements, security upgrades, and classroom technology or operating revenue. Forty districts across the state are putting 51 capital levies before voters to fund about $1.8 billion worth of projects ranging from school construction to iPad purchases. If approved, the levies would raise an average of $884 per pupil, about $260 more than what’s now being collected. The results of these elections will determine what districts are able to spend in coming years and how they might be better able to make up lost funding in the past.

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