Local

Brooklyn Center Passes Proposed Levy After 8 Attempts

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Spectacular Lit-Up Oak Tree Could Soon Go Dark
  2. 1,200 Dogs Attend Shakopee Kennel Club Show
  3. Local Brewery Makes IPA From Zebra Mussels
  4. Professor Talks Legal Issues In Adrian Peterson Case
  5. 4 Things To Know For Nov. 23, 2014

BROOKLYN PARK (WCCO) — Voters in the Brooklyn Center School District Tuesday approved the renewing of the district’s operating levy 513 to 196. It’s a move that means taxpayers will continue to provide the same amount per student.

“We are so grateful that our community approved this levy renewal,” said School Board Chair Cheryl Jechorek. “Stable sources of funding are critical to our ability to provide students with quality educational programming.”

Voters have defeated eight straight levies put on the ballot in Brooklyn Center.

The operating levy, which is now extended for 10 more years, will cost taxpayers about $50 dollars a month. The renewal will continue to provide $337 per student, which represents approximately $600,000.

According to district officials, the renewal still doesn’t solve the district’s overall financial challenges due to “stagnant state funding and increasing educational costs.”

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,981 other followers