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Board Votes to Schedule November 5 Referendum Election

At its August 19 meeting, the Eden Prairie School Board voted unanimously to schedule a referendum election for Tuesday, November 5, and to include an operating levy increase and a technology/capital projects renewal on the ballot.

The two questions on the November 5 ballot will be:

  • Question #1 – Revoke the existing operating levy of $1,306 per pupil unit and replace it with a levy for $2,269 per pupil unit each for the next 10 years beginning with the 2014-2015 school year
  • Question #2 – Renew the existing technology/capital projects levy at a 6.52845 percent tax rate for the next 10 years beginning with the 2015-2016 school year

Referendum Ballot Questions: What Does this Mean?

The language used in the operating levy and technology/capital projects levy ballot questions is prescribed by state law and can be a bit confusing. Even though the ballot language may be a bit technical, it is important for residents to understand the meaning of the ballot language. The actual ballot language for both the operating and technology/capital projects levy are included below. We have highlighted the ballots with “call outs” to help explain the details of each ballot question.


Ask Your Referendum Questions

Understanding the district's referendum election and budget is not easy. Here is your opportunity to find answers. Submit your question(s) about the referendum and watch the website for answers. You can also receive a personal response, if you choose. We want you to be informed!

Submit Your Referendum Questions Here