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Detroit Lakes School District Levy (November 2009)

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The Detroit Lakes School District Levy appeared on the November 3 ballot in Becker County for voters in the Detroit Lakes School District where it was approved.

Election results

Detroit Lakes School District Levy was approved.[1]

Detroit Lakes School District Levy
Result Votes Percentage
Approveda Yes 1,613 71%
No 649 29%
Total votes 2,263 100.00%
Voter turnout NA%


Measure details

The levy is estimated to generate $457 per pupil unit levy, in essence replacing a building bond that was in place. The existing building bond levy was able to access more revenue so since it was replaced by the operating levy, taxes will not go up since there will be less money for the levy to draw on. The district was seeking to raise $100,000 less than was being generated by the bond. The levy is estimated to generate approximately $1.3 million for the school district. The money is used to help the general district funds since it was assumed state money would be less forth coming in the future. If the referendum was not passed it was estimated that teachers would be laid off, programs would be cut and class sizes would be increased.[2]

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