On November 4, 2014, Robbinsdale Area School District residents voted to approve our two school funding requests:
Question 1: Request to renew the existing operating levy
Question 2: Request to approve a new technology levy
Read more about the results here, and click here to read a message of thanks from Superintendent Aldo Sicoli.
Five fast facts on Q1 to renew the operating levy:
- No tax increase if approved by voters
- Helps maintain lower than average class sizes
- Funds daily school and district operations such as classroom supplies, staff salaries, building maintenance and transportation
- Provides $20 million per year, which is equivalent to 225 teachers or the entire staffing costs of five elementary schools
- As good fiscal stewards, the school board has made tough decisions, cutting more than $18 million since 2000-01 to maintain a balanced budget
Click here to read a fact sheet about both referendum questions.
Five fast facts on Q2 to add a technology levy:
- Robbinsdale Area Schools is one of the few school districts in Hennepin County that does not currently have a voter-approved capital project levy to provide funds for technology
- Technology is necessary to adequately prepare students to thrive in our digital world and join a highly-skilled 21st century workforce
- Funds would be used to increase technology access for students and staff, support personalized learning and expand technology for teaching and learning
- A technology levy would provide a stable source of funding to enable the school district to fully implement its comprehensive, research-based technology plan and support student learning
- If approved, the tax impact on the median value district home ($195,000) would be $7 per month
Click here to read a fact sheet about the technology levy.