No drama for levy in District 622District 622 voters voted last week to renew the district’s operating levy.
By: Amber Kispert-Smith, Woodbury Bulletin
District 622 voters voted last week to renew the district’s operating levy.
“It was a celebratory evening,” District 622 Superintendent Patty Phillips said after the Nov. 8 vote. “We are so appreciative and relieved.”
The final election results show that 67.65 percent, or 7,028 voters, voted in favor of the renewal.
District 622 voters were asked to vote on whether or not to renew the current operating levy for the school district. The levy generates $833 per student.
“It’s hard to know what people can afford,” Phillips said. “It was really reassuring.”
The Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) announced that 90 districts passed operating-levy questions and 24 districts’ levy questions failed during last week’s elections. The results represent a 79 percent passage rate for operating levies in Minnesota.
Of the 114 districts, 58 districts were seeking a levy renewal.
MSBA also showed that nine of 12 capital lease levies being approved, mostly for technology, were approved.
Additionally four out of nine building bonds were approved
District 622’s renewed levy will go into effect in the 2013-2014 school year and last for 10 years.