About half of school levies pass in Minnesota
The results of school levies and bonds in Minnesota Tuesday were almost evenly split. So far, 35 of the questions have passed; 38 have failed.
St. Paul, Minn. — Results aren't known yet in three districts, including three questions in Duluth, because of precincts that haven't reported.
A levy in Minneapolis overwhelmingly passed, as did a second ballot question to change the makeup of the school board.
A failed levy in the McLeod West School District means that district will start the process of shutting down. There will be a special school board meeting Wednesday night to discuss options.
The largest bond issue in Minnesota was in the Hutchinson School District, where two bonds asked for a combined $60 million to build a new school and renovate other buildings. Both bonds failed.
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Weber, who's been following the story.
Here is a map detailing how the referenda were split across the state.
- Morning Edition, 11/05/2008, 7:40 a.m.