The White Bear Lake Area Schools Capital Projects Levy Renewal request on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot passed with 59.5% yes votes.
“We are incredibly grateful for this renewed vote of confidence and support in our schools, our staff and our students,” said Dr. Wayne Kazmierczak, superintendent. “We appreciate that our community members took time to learn about the levy renewal and ultimately approved this essential funding for our district.”
The Capital Projects Levy Renewal will be used to fund safety and security measures and equipment throughout the district, classroom technology and equipment, curriculum and instruments, and buses and vans for student transportation. The question on the ballot was a renewal of an expiring levy at the same tax rate, as a straight renewal of an existing levy.
“We are proud that our district’s fiscal credibility is high,” said Tim Wald, assistant superintendent for finance and operations. “When we surveyed our community, we learned that 89% of respondents believe the community receives a good value from its investment and 80% believe we have spent past referendum revenue responsibly. We do not take the community’s trust for granted, and we will continue to be good stewards of the community’s support.”
Renewal of the levy is projected to generate $2,590,309 beginning in 2024 and will continue for an additional 10 years.
Complete information about the renewal can be found at isd624.org/CapitalProjectsLevyRenewal.