Dec 2, 2022
By law, school districts must ask for voter approval when seeking to renew a levy – even if the renewal does not propose an increase. Why is this necessary, when voters already said YES?
State policymakers should bring greater stability to Minnesota’s education funding system by allowing locally elected school boards to renew an existing operating referendum at the same level after a public hearing.
The percent of Minnesotans who support this. (Republicans and Democrats alike)*
The success rate of levy renewals over the last four years in Minnesota.**
The amount of funding needed from the State to support this effort.
* Source = The Morris Leatherman Company
** Source = The Association of Metropolitan School Districts