School District Operating Levy

School District Operating Levy Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is putting an operating levy before voters in the fall.

The school district says the levy will provide funding for, among other things, the operations of the new high school that voters approved in a referendum in May 2016.

"As I shared during our community presentations in the Winter of 2016, we purposefully deferred this levy. The levy is now needed to cover the operating costs associated with the new learning spaces across our District," said Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert.

The school district says the annual financial impact for taxpayers in the district is projected to be an additional $82 per $100,000 of assessed value.

"The school district is committed to continuing our legacy of excellence and meeting the needs of our next generation of learners", said School Board Chair Jason Nies.

"We are fortunate to be part of a community that understands and supports education."

The new Sartell High School is scheduled to be ready for the beginning of the 2019-20 school year.

Read more about the levy here.