November bond request to address growth
Voters will be asked to consider funding new facilities
With approximately 1,000 new students projected to join the district over the next 10 years, district leaders are going to the voters in November with a bond request for new and expanded facilities.
At its June 27 meeting, the school board approved a resolution to hold a bond referendum on November 7, 2023. If approved, the bond funding would provide more learning spaces for our growing enrollment, improve school safety and security, and replace aging facilities.
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:
- Replacing Lake Elmo Elementary with a new, larger building within the city of Lake Elmo
- Replacing Andersen Elementary with a new, larger building - preferably in Bayport
- Adding on to and remodeling Oak-Land Middle School to accommodate additional students
- Improving safety and security improvements throughout district facilities, including a secured front entrance addition and remodel at Stillwater Area High School
The $175 million request would cost taxpayers with a median priced home of $500,000 approximately $17 per month.
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