Anyone who is a U.S. citizen and is at least 18 years old on or before Nov. 8, 2022 can vote in this upcoming election. You do not need to own a home, but do need to be a resident of Osseo Area Schools to vote on school referendum questions. If you are not registered to vote, you can register online or on Election Day at your voting precinct.
Who can vote on the referendum?
If approved by voters, the tax increase for the average homeowner ($250,000 value home) would be about $9 per month. Use the tax calculator to find out the impact to you.
If approved by voters, the district would be able to maintain its class sizes.
Requests an increase in the district’s operating levy, which pays for day-to-day learning and instructional needs. If approved by voters, it would provide an additional $7 million annually for the district to continue and expand individualized learning, academic interventions, student mental health needs and other critical classroom supports.
Requests an increase in the district’s capital project levy for technology. This pays for classroom learning technology, infrastructure systems and needed support staff. If approved by voters, it would provide an additional $2.3 million annually for the district to additionally prioritize school safety and security technology, tools and systems for all scholars and digital learning spaces throughout schools.
Social-emotional supports help scholars learn to get along with others, which is critical to success in school, life and work.
Osseo Area Schools has had to make reductions over the past decade to maintain a healthy fiscal forecast. State education funding has not kept up with inflation, nor with increasing educational costs and needs.