Capital Project Levy
Question 2 asks voters to renew the district’s capital project levy (also called the "technology levy"), which provides the district’s technology infrastructure including student devices, classroom technologies, and teacher training.
The current capital project levy was approved in 2004 and renewed by voters in 2013. If this question were approved, it would result in no increased cost to taxpayers.
Security of student and staff data has always been a top priority for Eden Prairie Schools. Renewal of the capital project levy provides funding that allows the district to invest in top-tier protection and stay on the leading edge of data and device security.
Investing in Technology. Improving Infrastructure.
By renewing the district’s capital project levy, Eden Prairie Schools will be able to:
- Provide our students with a technological advantage in a modern and future-focused learning environment
- Keep our students safe by funding school security technologies
- Support the district’s technology infrastructure, including student devices, classroom technologies, and teacher training
- Keep student and staff data safe by funding our work to reduce the likelihood of cyber security attacks
- Maintain and update critical technology infrastructure that is aging and nearing end of life, like fiber infrastructure and servers
Capital Project Levy History and Tax Impact
In 2013, voters renewed the capital project levy that was initially approved in 2004. The impact of this funding has been instrumental to our district. Because of this investment in technology, Eden Prairie Schools had the devices and infrastructure to respond immediately when the COVID-19 pandemic required schools to move to distance learning. We aim to continue to be prepared for unforeseen changes in student learning. We are also now the state’s leader in online learning, with EP Online and Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion Online available to any student in Minnesota who wants a high-quality Eden Prairie education.
This proposal is to renew the same capital project levy that was renewed in 2013, resulting in no increase in taxes for Eden Prairie residents.