(SPRING LAKE PARK) – Spring Lake Parks Schools have operated for nearly a decade on a financing level that’s due in large part to tax levies instituted in increments over that time. This November, voters in the district will see two levies up for renewal on the ballot: what leaders call a learning renewal operating levy and a capital projects levy.
In 2011, voters approved both to happen at the same time, and if it continues, Superintendent Dr. Jeff Ronneberg said it will not mean a tax increase. It means taxes will stay at the same level, and the district’s budget will not shrink.
“Both fund essential programs,” Dr. Ronneberg said. “What’s exciting is, if we renew this, we can continue and we will stabilize class sizes and we’ll be able to continue expanding our programs to personalize learning and enhance engagement of students.”[/su_column]