Frequently Asked Questions
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◾ Why are the NPAS asking voters for this funding increase?
◾ How did the School Board make the decision to go to voters for an Operating Referendum in the Fall of 2023?
◾ If passed, how will this Operating Referendum impact voters?
◾ How does the value of agricultural property apply to this Operating Referendum?
◾ Does the NPAS have a current Operating Referendum, and if so, what are the details?
◾ How is this ask different from the NPAS’ 2022 Referendum?
- Question 1: Revoke the existing referendum of $246.70, scheduled to expire after taxes payable in 2023, and replace that authorization with a new authorization of $621.70 per pupil for six years.
- Question 2: Proposed a capital projects levy authorization to raise approximately $1.5 million dollars over six years, with money used to provide funds for the purchase, installation, and maintenance of technology to support student learning, technology support staff, network infrastructure, and operational software.
◾ How does the NPAS’ current Operating Referendum compare to school districts through the state of Minnesota?
◾ Why is an increase to the NPAS existing Operating Referendum needed if the state provided schools with historical levels of funding as a result of the last Legislative Session?
◾ What does the inflation factor mean for my property taxes?
◾ Why do the NPAS need to ask for additional funding when they already cut $3.1 million dollars from their budget in the Fall of 2023?
◾ If this levy request passes, will some of the $3.1 million dollars school year 23-24 budget reductions be brought back?
◾ If the referendum does not pass, will there be additional reductions and what will be reduced?
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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◾ Referendum Info (pdf)