• Small School Advantages

    Westonka offers lower class sizes and individual attention. We truly know each child by name.

  • Big School Opportunities

    A school record 8 wrestlers competed at the state level this year. White Hawks coaches Munsterteiger and Saatzer both earned Section Coach of the Year recognition.

  • Real-Life Success!

    49 students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement in 2013.

  • Top Test Scores in the State

    11 consecutive years of “Best in State” performance on MCAs from the primary grades to the high school level.

  • Global Immersion

    Westonka offers 3 amazing, 2-week Summer Institute programs: China & global business, Costa Rica & earth sciences, and Peru & ancient civilizations.

  • Full Athletics Program

    Westonka offers a full varsity sports program. Last year's girls hockey team competed in its first-ever state tournament. Club sports like Alpine ski are also available.

  • Award-Winning Music

    The MWHS Wind Ensemble earned Superior ratings from all three judges at the 2014 Region 2AA Contest.

  • More Award-Winning Music

    Madd Jazz earned a Superior rating at the 2013 Region 2AA solo/ensemble contest. MWHS vocalists earned a total of 11 Superiors, 10 Excellents and one “Best in Site.”

  • Top-Ranked DECA

    Westonka's award-winning DECA program had 77 students compete at the state level and sent 15 to Internationals this year.

  • Quality Fine Arts

    Westonka offers Advanced Placement art courses and boasts MN Scholastic Art Awards year after year: 1 Gold Key, 2 Silver Keys & 6 Honorable Mentions in 2014.

  • Prized Drama

    The cast of the 2013 fall musical, “Copacabana,” earned six individual SpotLight Awards and Outstanding Overall Performance.

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Referendum Results for November 8 Election

Thank you Westonka voters!
All Three Levy Questions Pass
Westonka voters approved all three levy questions with unofficial results as follows:

  • Q1 (renew operating levy): 65% yes (2616 votes) to 35% no (1414 votes)
  • Q2 (deferred maintenance): 56% yes (2258 votes) to 44% no (1768 votes)
  • Q3 (improvements to the learning environment, safety and accessibility): 53% yes (2122 votes) to 47% no (1898 votes)

In addition, four school board members were elected—two incumbents* and two new:
  • Ann Bremer* (2144 votes for 15.8% of the total)
  • David Botts* (1996 votes for 14.7% of the total)
  • David Bond (1914 votes for 14.1% of the total)
  • Ralph Harrison (1877 votes for 13.8% of the total)
See all the unofficial election results for Westonka School District 277 from the Secretary of State's website by clicking here.

Read the full press release.

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Westonka, like all other school districts in the state, relies on state and local funds to operate and maintain our schools.

Question 1 is a no-tax increase renewal of an existing operating levy to help pay for teachers, instructional materials and other learning supports.
  • These funds provide financial stability, enabling the district to maintain its commitment to strong educational programs that deliver results.
  • If this levy is not renewed, the district will have to cut $1.6 million—equivalent to approximately 33 teachers.
  • There is no tax increase, as this levy simply continues existing funding.
Question 2 is a $23.3 million bond to fund deferred maintenance of district buildings.
  • It would address roofs, exteriors, mechanical/electrical systems, and parking lots.
  • The estimated tax impact on a $300,000 home would be $9/month.*
Question 3 is a $6.6 million bond to fund additional improvements to the learning environment, safety and accessibility.
  • It would improve bathrooms, locker rooms, playgrounds, kitchens, athletic field maintenance, and building security.
  • The estimated tax impact on a $300,000 home would be $4.50/month.*
Try the online Tax Impact Calculator to see how the three referendum questions would impact your property taxes.

See detail of work included in bond questions two and three by site.

Age of district facilities:
  • Shirley Hills Primary School – 1951
  • Grandview Middle School – 1958
  • Hilltop Primary – 1964
  • Transportation – 1970
  • Mound Westonka High School – 1972
  • Educational Service Center – 2002
See a detailed timeline of the recent facilities review process.

 


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Summary of work Q2 & Q3

District Finances

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2011 Hennepin County Tax Comparison Chart

How are schools funded? & How is the money spent?

Referendum Brochure

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Strategic Plan

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Contact
Superintendent
Kevin Borg
952.491.8001





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