On Sunday, Our Revolution MN members decided to support the the Yes for MPLS Kids referendum.

The referendum will be on the ballot on November 8, 2016. The Minneapolis Public Schools district is asking voters to renew the existing levy that is set to expire this year. It is a renewal of the existing levy that was approved by voters 8 years ago, so there will be no increase in property tax. It accounts for 13% of the district’s budget, or $74 million. The money will be used to lower class sizes and pay for support services during the day and after school. It pays for almost 600 teachers and over 100 support staff.

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BALLOT LANGUAGE for the School District Question

Renewal of Expiring Referendum Revenue Authorization

The Board of Special School District No. 1 (Minneapolis Public Schools) has proposed to renew the school district’s existing referendum revenue authorization of $1,604.31 per pupil, which is scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2016. The revenue will be used to manage class sizes and provide supportive services and activities for students. The proposed referendum revenue authorization should increase each year by the rate of inflation and be applicable for nine years, beginning with taxes payable in 2017, unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law.

Shall the increase in the revenue proposed by the board of Special School District No. 1 be approved?