MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some schools are waking up with a smile Wednesday morning, while others are waking up to some tough decisions.

Overall, most of the 113 districts on Tuesday’s ballot got some good news.

Most operating levy renewals were passed by voters, meaning schools will have their normal budgets. But most schools who asked for additional money were shot down by voters.

It was a partial win for the state’s largest school district, Anoka-Hennepin. They were successful on two out of three levy issues. Voters approved a $48 million renewal and narrowly passed a second proposal that raises $30 million over 10 years for technology.

A third measure, which would give additional per-pupil money, was rejected. About 68 percent said no and 32 percent voted yes.

The Delano Public Schools, which sought to more than double a levy that will expire in the spring of 2013, fell short. The district may go back to voters next year, but it must also plan for about $800,000 in possible cuts, said Superintendent John Sweet.

For results in your district, click here.

Winners for the mayoral races include: Janet Williams in Savage; Brad Tabke in Shakopee, Jeffrey W. Jacobs in St. Louis Park, and Gene Winstead in Bloomington. In St. Anthony, voters chose Jerry Faust and St. Peter voters elected Timothy Strand.

Eugene Maxwell won in Hopkins and Shep Harris unseated the incumbent in Golden Valley. Lino Lakes voted in Jeff Reinert and voters elected Judson Marshall in Mahtomedi.

Full results can be found by clicking here.

Comments (11)
  1. See BS says:

    Isn’t it illegal for the government to tax people who don’t use these “religious” institutions?

    Public Schools and Universities are Churches for liberal activists.

    Single People and Couples without Children shouldn’t have to pay for liberal bible banging places.

    1. lou says:

      You are 100% correct. I have to correct my children often on what they say they heard in public school.

      1. See BS says:

        “Bow to Pagan our multi-cultural and re-cycle symbols or the world will end from Global Warming”

        Public School Children get punished for liberal blasphomy, and it turns into a lawsuit gravy boat.

    2. Glen says:

      No, it’s democracy.

  2. lou says:

    Now watch the teacher salaries and benefits in the schools that passed levies, I bet they go up.
    It was all about the students to get the money, now it is all about the pay, benefits and union dues.

  3. Matt says:

    So i’m paying taxes more because of this.
    I’m going to treat every public school library like my own personal library and all the computer labs as well then.

  4. TDL says:

    So Congratulations District # 11! Now maybe the district can spend some time on being innovative and cutting edge rather than going to work on another levy. Maybe they shouild look at the “fat” like recess paras, lunch room paras, assistants to the assistants etc. Wait! That would actually be responsible! Lets wait until things are in rough shape again and scare the voters into another levy. When are we going to see some return on the investment?

  5. OWC says:

    “A third measure, which would give additional per-pupil money, was rejected. About 68 percent said no and 32 percent voted yes.” WCCO needs to get their facts straight. I’m losing all hope in TRUE reporting anymore. The 3rd measure didn’t pass by 54% not 68%. SHEESH, WCCO, use the facts!

  6. NoMoreMoney says:

    If all proposals were defeated, then maybe the schools would get the message. Right now, they have learned that status quo means money still flows to them. That’s the wrong message.

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