operating levy

by Jim Boyle Editor In an effort to prevent school districts from siphoning off property tax relief, the Minnesota Legislature considered a bill to prevent operational levies. It passed with an apparent last minute revision that left Elk River Area School District officials feeling too confined. They took the advice of the Minnesota School Board’s [...]

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Hello, I am Jane Bunting and I am currently the vice chair of the ISD 728 School Board. I am entering my third and what could be the most challenging, or exciting, year. I believe it will be the both. I said this could be the most challenging year because our school district, the eighth [...]

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As a resident of the 728 school district communities, a parent of two school-aged children and an involved participant in school activities, I encourage all residents to show their support to the school district in the upcoming election. I believe most-many-all of us show our support every day in different ways. I know that support [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board approved its plans for an operating levy renewal and a second levy question at a regular meeting Monday at Westwood Elementary School in Zimmerman. The first question will ask voters to renew a $386 per student annual operating levy that is scheduled to expire in [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board will be making a decision soon about how to configure an operating levy renewal and addition this fall to address educational needs of the district. Elk River Area School Board Chairwoman Jolene Jorgensen has also asked fellow members to consider a bond referendum to add [...]

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by Jim Boyle Editor The Elk River Area School Board is convinced it’s time to go out for an operating levy renewal with more than a year  but less than two left on one of the school district’s current operating levies. It’s also going to consider a second question once Randy Anderson, the executive director [...]

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