Robbinsdale Area Schools to Ask Voters for Levy Increase
Robbinsdale Area Schools will go to voters this fall asking for a levy increase. The Robbinsdale School Board approved the decision by unanimous vote Monday night. The decision to go ahead with a referendum comes in light of the Robbinsdale School District facing a $10 million budget deficit.
“We need to do all the things that we can to support students,” said Robbinsdale Superintendent Carlton Jenkins.
Jenkins says a referendum, if approved, would also help teachers with professional development. According to district officials, the referendum would provide more than $6 million in new revenue.
Levy Increase Impact on Homeowners
If approved, the owner of a $200,000 home could expect to see a tax increase of $135. This chart made available by the district shows the estimated tax impact for different home values. The money would be available starting with the 2019-2020 school year.