Rochester Today – Update on Possible School Referendum
Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Michael Munoz says the school board continues to study the possibility of scheduling a referendum this fall, but no decisions have been made.
The superintendent provided an update on the deliberations during his regular visit to KROC-AM for the Rochester Today Show with Tracy McCray and Andy Brownell Wednesday morning. He says the school board was recently presented with the results of a survey that found a fairly strong majority of voters in the Rochester School District would vote in favor of increasing their property taxes to provide the school system with additional operating funds and technology upgrades, but that support weakens if the cost rises above $125 a year on home valued at $200,000.
Munoz says he expects the school district will conduct another survey with a smaller sample size and more specific questions this spring before the school board is asked to decide whether to pursue a referendum. He says that decision will have to be made by August.
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