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Bond 2023

Thank you for supporting our students

Voters approved a bond request to replace Lake Elmo and Andersen elementary schools, expand Oak-Land Middle School and improve safety and security district wide and at the high school. Read more.

Election results are unofficial until canvassed at a special board meeting on Nov. 14.

Bond News

Click on the icons below to learn more about the projects

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Replacing Lake Elmo Elementary
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Replacing Andersen Elementary
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Expanding and remodeling Oak-Land Middle School
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Improving safety and security district-wide and the high school

New Spaces for Fall 2026

Facility improvements will be completed by Fall 2026. That means today's kindergarten students will begin grade 3 in the new elementary schools.

Voting Information

Election Day is Nov. 7, 2023.

Absentee and early voting is available beginning Sept. 22, 2023.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Submit your questions and read responses to other people's questions about the bond request.

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Research & Reports

The bond request is based on feedback and recommendations from community members. 

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Bond Information Videos

Want a quick overview of what's included in the bond? Check out the Bond 2023: Room To Grow overview video or watch the series of videos that highlight each project.

Bond 2023 - Room to Grow

2023 Bond - Safety and Security

Bond 2023 - Andersen Elementary

Bond 2023 - Lake Elmo Elementary

Bond 2023 - Oak-Land Middle School

Bond 2023 - Tour of Lake Elmo Elementary
Bond 2023 - Tour of Andersen Elementary

Impact on Property Taxes

The bond request would cost taxpayers with a median priced home of $500,000 approximately $16 per month. 

Approval of the ballot question would result in a property tax increase beginning with taxes payable in 2024 and the debt service tax levies would remain in place for 22 years.

Your 2024 taxes will be based on the 2023 Estimated Market Value (EMV), which was provided on the “Notice of Valuation and Classification” mailed by your county in March 2023. You can also find your EMV by searching Washington County Property records.

To determine the estimated impact of the proposed ballot question on your 2024 taxes, use the calculator below or view sample property types and values.

Tax Impact Calculator

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A good value

Our residents pay less in school taxes than residents in comparable districts.

If you could pick up your home and move it to any other school district in the county, you'd pay more in school taxes.

Tax comparison chart