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A dozen east-metro districts putting school levies before voters this fall

Pioneer Press article by Christopher Magan

A dozen east metro school districts are asking voters this fall to renew existing levies or provide new funding for school operations, facilities improvements and classroom technology.

Odd-year elections are popular for school levies, and this year there are 18 tax requests before voters in the suburbs surrounding St. Paul. Ten are for operating money and the remaining eight would fund capital improvements.

Scott Croonquist, executive director of the Association of Metropolitan School Districts, which collects levy information from its 40 members each year, said the number of districts asking voters for funding is typical for an odd-year election. Across the metro, 20 districts will have levies on the ballot.

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