2019 Operating Levy Referendum & School Board Election

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.