The 2023 NPAS Operating Referendum failed by a very close margin. More information will be shared with stakeholders in the coming days.
Proud Tradition AND Promising Future
In collaboration with supportive communities, the New Prague Area Schools have a PROUD TRADITION of providing high-quality levels of education for all NPAS students. Unfortunately, funding from the state and federal governments has not kept pace with increasing inflation; unfunded and partially funded mandates; and the rising costs of educating 21st-century students. In order to stabilize funding to help ensure a PROMISING FUTURE for all students, the NPAS are asking local voters for an operating levy increase that will help maintain high levels of programming and avoid future budget reductions.
What will be on the ballot?
The New Prague Area Schools will place an Operating Referendum levy question on the Tuesday, November 7 ballot. Residents can begin early voting on September 22, 2023.
If passed, the additional funding will result in an additional $2 million dollars per year to the NPAS’ Operating Budget starting in FY 2024-25. This additional revenue will help maintain high levels of programming and avoid future budget reductions.
If approved, how will the referendum benefit students?
Information gathered from a random sample survey of over 500 participants, indicated the community's desire to stabilize funding in order to maintain high levels of programming. Additional funding will allow the NPAS to maintain small class sizes, instructional technology, support for underachieving students, and social-emotional support, as well as avoid future budget reductions.
How will this operating levy impact voters?
Approval will result in a $19.29 monthly tax increase to a home valued at $350,000.
For example: If approved, homeowners with an estimated market value of $350,000 would pay an annual increase of $231.52.
The additional funding will result in an additional $2 million dollars per year to the NPAS’ Operating Budget starting in FY 2024-25. This additional revenue will help maintain high levels of programming and avoid future budget reductions.
HOW CAN I VOTE?
Register to Vote
Election day is Nov. 7, 2023. Residents of the NPAS district can register to vote or update their voter registration now.
Early Voting / Absentee
Residents can participate in early voting now.
If you are voting in-person on Nov. 7, 2023, find your polling location and times.
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Review the FAQs Page
◾ Just the Facts (pdf)
◾ Referendum Info (pdf)