After considering the district’s needs, and hearing substantial input from the community, the school board concluded the current levy - which expires this year - should increase in order to continue to fund the district’s strategic objectives for student success. While much of the district’s funding comes from the state, Red Wing Public Schools are asking local residents to accept a portion of this investment.
is the amount in budget cuts the district has already made to right-size operations.
that residents will vote on to fund Red Wing students' educations.
is the cost increase the owner of a median-valued home will see on their tax bill if both ballot questions pass.*
The current operating levy of $811.64 per student expires at the end of the 2018-19 school year, which raises about 8% of the district’s annual operating budget. District budgeting considered three things:
- Per pupil funding from the State of Minnesota.
- Reshaping the current budget by making right-sizing cuts.
- Renewal and increase of the current operating levy.
After considering the district’s needs and likely state funding, the board made right-sizing budget cuts to reshape the current budget. The board also received substantial input from the community, and decided to request an increase in the operating levy for the necessary funds to meet the district’s strategic objectives for student success. $300 of the current levy has been extended by board resolution, as permitted by Minnesota law. The remaining amount is requested in two ballot questions on the ballot in November.