November bond request to address growth
With approximately 1,000 new students projected to join the district over the next 10 years, voters will be asked on November 7, 2023 to consider a bond request for new and expanded facilities. If approved, the bond funding would:
Lake Elmo is the fastest growing city in the state.
Andersen Elementary was built in 1919 and Lake Elmo was built in 1920.
Add additional security features like emergency strobes and security glazing in school buildings.
The bond request is based on the recommendations of a community facilities planning team, along with feedback gathered during several community meetings and two district-wide surveys. The request will include the following projects.
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New Spaces for Fall 2026
With approval of the bond, facility improvements would be completed by Fall 2026. That means today's kindergarten students would begin grade 3 in the new elementary schools.
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.
Election Day is Nov. 7, 2023.
Absentee and early voting is available beginning Sept. 22, 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions
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