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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum.

She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referendum, and in 2013, 97 percent of them passed. If Fillmore Central goes to the voters looking for a renewal, she said, the chances of it passing are very good.

Heminover explained the district has two referendums right now, one which will expire in 2016. This referendum is for $592.15 per pupil unit. She suggested the board decide if they would like to renew that referendum, and if they would like to do it this year or next. She recommended doing it a year early in case something were to happen to the economy or there was a major drought or disaster in the country. The first year, the district can tell voters there will be no tax impact. If it doesn’t pass the first year, there will be a tax impact the second year.

Heminover explained the three options for renewing the referendum. The first option is to go to the voters and request a renewal for the entire $592.15. If approved, the referendum would renew for another 10 years. The second option is for the board to approve a referendum of $300. State legislature allows for school boards to approve up to $300 per pupil unit without an election. If this option is chosen, the district will receive a little less money than with the current referendum.

Option three is for the board to approve the $300, then ask the voters for the remaining $292.15. Heminover explained when a board passes a referendum, it only lasts five years as opposed to the normal 10 years. The third option would give the board more flexibility in the future, as they can change the amount in five years to suit the district’s needs.

Heminover also explained the Local Optional Revenue, which allows districts a certain amount of equity revenue depending on how much they receive per pupil unit. This amount is then reduced from the referendum. What this means is that tax payers will actually see a decrease in their property taxes. Heminover said it’s a good idea to go to the ballot with the referendum.

She stressed the last day to have the referendum put on the ballot is August 22, and she strongly suggests making the decision earlier than that.

Heminover said there are not a lot of other things on t .....
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Harmony Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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Fillmore Central looks at referendum options

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Education

Patty Heminover from Springsted attended the Fillmore Central School Board meeting on May 27 to discuss possibilities for renewing a referendum. She went over statistics showing different schools in Minnesota that have attempted to renew a referen ..... 
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Recipients of the Fillmore Central Scholarship Foundation

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in All Education

The awards were presented by school personnel at the Awards Night on May 19. Checks will be distributed when the students have presented proof of completion of the first semester and second semester registration at their respective post secondary ins ..... 
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Education Minnesota: Legislature delivered on promises to students

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Education Minnesota President Denise Specht released the following statement on the 2014 legislative session following the signing of the budget and bonding bills by Gov. Mark Dayton. “Students and parents will see real improve ..... 
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Language camp starts soon, register today!

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in All Education

Norwegian Ridge Language Camp began in 2012 as an opportunity for students of all ages to have a high quality experience of learning Norwegian language, culture and traditions, as well as participate in sports activities and traditional folk arts in ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Peterson Education

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, rega ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Village Education

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, rega ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson catches a break; gets tangled in bully issue

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, May 26th, 2014
Posted in Rushford Education

“We asked for a miracle, we got one. It wasn’t what we asked for but it was exactly what we needed,” enthused Superintendent Chuck Ehler. The comments came on the heels of notification that the education piece of the Omnibus bill, HF 3172, rega ..... 
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