In this section you will find information relating to school board elections and school district referenda.
2019 Operating Levy Referendum & School Board Election
On November 5, 2019, Westonka residents will be asked to vote on a revoke and replace levy with a tiered payment structure. The district currently has three voter-approved operating levies in place, totaling $1,096 per pupil. These will be replaced with a single, 10-year levy with a two-step increase.
If the levy passes, the current levy authority will increase to $1,446 per pupil for taxes payable 2020 (generating approx. $1 million in additional revenue) and to $1,926 for taxes payable 2024 (generating an additional $1 million). This will gradually bring Westonka’s per pupil funding closer to that of neighboring school districts Orono and Minnetonka.
Learn more on the referendum page: www.westonka.k12.mn.us/referendum
There are four candidates to fill four, four-year terms on the Westonka School Board: incumbents Dave Botts, Kelle Bowe, Ralph Harrison and Heidi Marty. The general election will be held November 5, 2019.
2017 School Board Election Results
Voters return three incumbents and elect newcomer
Westonka voters went to the polls Nov. 7, 2017, and elected four school board members. Incumbents Loren D. Davis and Gary Wollner were re-elected to four-year terms on the board and will be joined by newcomer Brian Carlson. Incumbent Heidi Marty was chosen via special election to fill the remaining two years of one term on the board.
2017 Operating Levy Renewal
On November 7, 2017, Westonka residents voted to renew the district's expiring operating levy (77.34% yes to 22.66% no). This levy provides $1.1 million for day-to-day school and district operating expenses, including teacher salaries, transportation costs, utilities, classroom supplies and other supports to student learning. Thank you to everyone who voted!
2016 Bond Referendum
Thank You, Westonka Voters!
The May 10, 2016 bond referendum was approved with unofficial results as follows: 68% Yes (1,847 votes) to 32% No (868 votes)
Thank you to everyone who voted!
2015 School Board Election Results
Voters return 3 incumbents and elect newcomer
Westonka voters went to the polls Nov. 3, 2015, and elected four school board members for four-year terms. Incumbents David Botts, Ann Bremer and Ralph Harrison were re-elected. Newcomer Kelle Bowe was elected to the school board for the first time. She was officially seated on the board at the Jan. 11, 2016 school board meeting.
Incumbent David Bond did not seek re-election and was recognized for his service at the Dec. 7 school board meeting.
Bremer was the top vote-getter with 212. David Botts received 200 votes, Kelle Bowe, 199 and Ralph Harrison, 196. There were 10 write-in votes.