School districts across the region will turn to voters for support November 3, seeking approval for tax levies.
The state’s largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin, is asking voters to continue an $8 million operating levy.
“This is a renewal levy,” explained Sandra Skaar, president of Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota. “It’s money have had in place for the past 10 years. It’s not really new money except for a small adjustment for inflation.”
Skaar said the cost for the average homeowner in the district was about $25 per year.
She emphasized the importance of passing the levy: “During these difficult times, with a freeze from the state in funding, it would really be a disaster if we lost $8 million in funding right now.”
For more information on the Anoka-Hennepin School district levy, visit www.anoka.k12.mn.us.
The Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO has endorsed the Anoka-Hennepin levy along with school levy requests in the following districts: Annandale, Buffalo, Centennial, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, St. Francis, Shakopee, and Wayzata.