ANOKA, Minn. – (July 13, 2017) – The Anoka-Hennepin School Board has approved two ballot questions that will be put to the voters this fall.
The first question is requesting an increase in the per pupil funding formula that would bring in an additional $9.5 million per year for the state’s largest district.
The second question is designed to address growing space concerns in the district. Voters are being asked to consider a $249 million bond referendum. The district would use the funds to build new elementary schools in Blaine and Ramsey. Additionally, all 62 portable classrooms in use in the district would be removed, media centers and science classrooms throughout the district would be renovated and additions would be built at all five high schools.
If both questions are approved by voters, homeowners of a $200,000 home in the district would see a tax increase of $11 per month for a total cost of $132 per year.