Osseo School District Voters Approve Levy Request for Building Improvements
Voters in the Osseo School District approved a levy request to fund building improvements.
According to preliminary results Tuesday night, 61.4 percent were in favor with 38.6 percent against (7,415 votes in favor to 4,669 votes against.)
School leaders said the request was vital to help students with future learning needs.
“We have critical needs in our buildings, currently, that need additional help in order for us to be able to give our schools and students the learning environments that they need,” said Osseo Superintendent Kim Hiel in a recent interview with CCX News reporter Delane Cleveland.
The district’s plan is called “Building a Better Future.”
The plan includes redoing the main entrance at Osseo Senior High School, which Hiel said would provide better security for visitors and students. The school’s media center would also receive major upgrades.
“We just need to upgrade how our students learn, because our students are quite different from how our students were 20 years ago,” Hiel said. “The needs are different.”
Under the building levy request, every school in the district would receive some sort of improvement.
The approval will increase residential property taxes. The owner of a $300,000 home will pay an additional $7 per month in school district property taxes.