ISD #129 Operating Referendum

ISD #129 Operating Referendum
Posted on 10/05/2020
ISD #129 Operating Referendum

ISD #129 Operating Referendum

Montevideo Public Schools is asking voters on Nov. 3 to consider two key ballot questions to support our school district through an operating referendum. All of the funds go directly towards students.

Question 1: Renewing Technology Commitment 
The first question relates to renewing our technology allocation that is set to expire in the next year. Technically, taxpayers will not see an increase if this passes; taxes will remain the same as they have been the past several years (at $156.76 per pupil).  

Question 2: Optimizing State Aid for Programs
The second question focuses on optimizing state aid in response to a legislative change to provide $303.24 per pupil for a total of $460 to expand programs that prepare students for their futures.

In both cases, 56% of the total funding for Montevideo School District would be provided by state aid.

Because of the district's last voter-approved operating referendum 9 years ago, Montevideo Public Schools has been able to go from being severely behind others in the region and in the state to a leader in technology. It meant that Montevideo students and staff were more prepared for distance learning last spring and hybrid learning this fall.

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