OPEN ENROLLMENT FAQs
WHAT IF THE REFERENDUM FAILS?
Fast Facts (PDF)
Plan Details (PDF)
Proposed Plan Map (PDF)
What if the Referendum doesn't pass?
Frankly, it will be disappointing. We have delivered a great service bringing people into our communities, building a reputation as a terrific school system, while districts around us were cutting programs and staff, and yet we still have the same local taxes as 27 years ago.
It is our duty to communicate the impact of your ‘Yes’ vote, as well as your ‘No’ vote.
If the referendum is not approved, the School Board would most likely consider the following moves:
None of these solutions fix the need for physical space for children at the elementary school. There is no short-term rental solution to that problem.
The model in Minnesota is that operational funds are for annual costs and LTFM funds are for repairs. Construction Bonds are supposed to cover needed new or remodeled facilities. Those bonds need voter approval. Ideally, classroom needs are met with high quality construction paid for through voter approved bonds that will serve the district for 50+ years, like the Healy building has. As you can see, there is no decent, long-term answer to the question; what if it fails?
JUST THE FACTS
School districts are required by law to not advocate for or against ballot questions –
we can only provide facts. If you hear something in the community that doesn’t seem quite right, please turn to Pierz Schools for information. You’ll find it in this brochure, on our website and on our Facebook page. Our goal is for all voters to know the impact of a yes vote and a no vote, and to make an informed decision. Please contact me via email @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 320-468- 6458 with any questions.
Please get the facts and make an informed decision. And vote on or before Vote April 10.
~George Weber, Superintendent