Process & Tax Impact

Referendum Decision Process

The Eden Prairie School Board has been reviewing options and engaging the community ahead of proposing the two-question referendum in the November 8, 2022 election. The Board first discussed the possibility of conducting a referendum election in 2021 and launched a process to engage the community and explore options.

Ultimately, the School Board decided to put the two-question referendum on the ballot during a November election in order to allow more voters to participate in the decision. 

A male, Asian EPHS student looks down at a paper on his desk. He is wearing a black Eden Prairie hoodie.
An infographic with red circles and white percentages. Black text at the top says in a March 2022 survey of Eden Prairie

Community Survey

In March 2022, a survey was conducted of the Eden Prairie Schools community — including both parents and community members without children in our schools — to determine public opinion about the school district, its finances, and potential next steps to maintain stability and continue excellence.
 

Survey results showed high levels of support for our district and schools.

Low Impact, Big Results

If question 1 is approved, an average Eden Prairie home valued at $430,000 would see an increase of under $8 per month — around $95 per year —  in property taxes. 

If question 2 is approved, there will be no change in property taxes for Eden Prairie residents. This is a continuation of the levy that was approved in 2013.

Tax Comparison

Eden Prairie Schools school property taxes are among the lowest in the southwest metro and are well below the metro and state averages. We are a top school district in the state of Minnesota, and our local school tax bill is low compared to other districts. The district prides itself on maintaining strong finances with a focus on student programming, low class sizes, and excellent teachers. 
 
Thanks for the support of our community in 2014's operating levy, we have been able to avoid reductions to programs and services for a full eight years. Approval of the new operating levy would continue this stability for at least another five years.