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Posted on: November 1, 2021

Four School Districts to Hold Special Elections Tuesday, Nov. 2

Tomorrow (Tuesday, Nov. 2) four Wright County school districts will be conducting special elections – Annandale (Independent School District 876), Delano (ISD 879), Monticello (ISD 882) and St. Michael-Albertville (ISD 885).

Below you will find the pertinent information for each district’s special election.

Annandale Public Schools

Polling Place Location: Annandale City Hall, 30 Cedar Street East; Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Number of Ballot Questions: 2

Ballot Question 1: “Shall the Board of Independent School District No. 876 (Annandale) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $76,765,000 for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of a new high school facility; the construction and equipping of additions and renovations to the existing high school facility to convert that facility for use as a middle school; the decommissioning of the existing Annandale Middle School site, and the construction and equipping of additions and renovations to the existing elementary school facility to provide additional space for early childhood education programs?”

Ballot Question 2 (only applicable is Ballot Question 1 passes): “If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the board of Independent School District No. 876 (Annandale) be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,700,000 for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of an auditorium at the new high school facility?”

Delano Public Schools

Polling Place Location: Delano City Hall, 234 2nd Street N.; Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Number of Ballot Questions: 1

Background: “The board of Independent School District No. 879 (Delano Public Schools) has proposed to revoke the school district’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $374.89 per pupil, and to replace that authorization with a new authorization of $970 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2022, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.”

Ballot Question: “Shall the school district’s existing referendum authorization be revoked and the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 879 be approved?”

Monticello Public Schools

Polling Place Location: Monticello Community Center, 505 Walnut St.; Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Number of Ballot Questions: 3

Ballot Question 1 Background: “The board of Independent School District No. 882 (Monticello Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $475 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for five years beginning with taxes payable in 2022 unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.”

Ballot Question 1: “Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 882 be approved?”

Ballot Question 2 (Additional Referendum Revenue) Background: “The board of Independent School District No. 882 (Monticello Public Schools) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $275 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year at the rate of inflation and be applicable for five years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.”

Ballot Question 2 (only applicable if Ballot Question 1 passes): “If School District Question 1 is approved, shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 882 be approved?”

Ballot Question 3 Background: “The board of Independent School District No. 882 (Monticello Public Schools) has also proposed a capital project levy authorization in the amount of 4.606% times the net tax capacity of the school district. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $2,000,000 for taxes payable in 2022, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $20,000,000. The additional revenue from the proposed capital project levy authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, software licenses, computers, improved technology equipment, networks, infrastructure, and the costs of technology related personnel and training.”

Ballot Question 3: “Shall the capital project levy proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 882 be approved?”

St. Michael-Albertville Public Schools

Polling Place Location: St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West, 11343 50th Street NE; Voting Hours: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Number of Ballot Questions: 1

Background: “The board of Independent School District No. 885 (St. Michael-Albertville) has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $1,195 per pupil. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for ten years beginning with taxes payable in 2022, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.”

Ballot Question: “Shall the increase in revenue proposed by the board of Independent School District No. 885 be approved?”

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